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Useful Microscopy Links


Fluorescence Spectra Viewer 

Optical Microscopy by Michael W. Davidson and Mortimer Abramowitz

This article discusses the basics of image formation, depth of field, objectives, eyepieces, condensers, contrast enhancement, and photomicrography with full-color illustrations.  

Optical Microscopy Primer from Molecular Expressions 

Interactive virtual microscopes (Java enabled) examine specimen focus, illumination intensity, magnification, and translation using 17 different microscopy techniques. 

Resolution App by Andrew L. Barlow

Available for Android and Apple Products

Resolution app picture Google

Link for Google Play:

Koehler tutor App by Andrew L. Barlow

Available for Android and Apple Products

Koehler tutor app picture google

Link for Google Play:



Coming Soon... Hitachi H-8100!!

Hitachi H-8100 Transmission Electron Microscope 
·          75kV to 200kV thermionic emission (W hairpin filament)
·          Large specimen tilt (+/- 45 degrees) pole piece
·          In situ heating experiments with a heating stage (up to 900 degrees)
·          A cryo-TEM with a cryo-holder (down to -170 degrees)
·          A Gatan TV rate CCD camera for imaging (down to 0.5 nm resolution) and diffraction (large tilting with a Gatan double tilt holder)
·          A Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) for energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
·          Operation at low kV (75 and 100 kV) for soft- and bio-materials and 200 kV for inorganic materials
·          Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction (CBED), nanodiffraction capabilities
·          Hollow-Cone Illumination
More to come...



Dr. Eduardo Rosa-Molinar