Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)

DoITPoMS Teaching & Learning Packages Optical Microscopy Using the Transmission Microscope

Using the Transmission Microscope

Transmission light microscopes are used to look at thin sections – the specimen must transmit the light.  Here is a diagram of a transmission microscope; roll the mouse over the labelled parts to see a description.

For further information see Tint Plates.