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10: Optical Micoscopy and Specimen Preparation

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    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • Appreciate the differences between reflected-light and transmitted-light microscopes.
    • Understand the use of polarised light in a transmission microscope.
    • Be able to set up and use a microscope to study a range of specimens.
    • Understand the steps required to prepare metallographic, ceramic and polymer specimens.

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