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written by Michael Davidson and Matthew J. Parry-Hill
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation relating to the inverted digital microscope.  It takes the user on a virtual exploration of "off-axis" illumination, a feature that allows enhancement of contrast in specimens that would otherwise be nearly invisible.  Users may choose from more than 15 specimens, including a canine hookworm, a dinosaur bone, and a sample of human kidney tissue.  Each image initiates at brightfield and may be examined at varying degrees of oblique, finally reaching darkfield.  

This item is part of a larger collection of materials on optics and microscopy developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University.  See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full anatomical tutorial on the MIC-D inverted digital microscope.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Equipment
= Electronic Equipment
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- application/java
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Keywords:
MIC-D microscope, Simulations, digital microscopy, inverted digital microscope, microscopy, off-axis illumination, optics
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Metadata instance created May 12, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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M. Davidson and M. Parry-Hill, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/olympusmicd/obliquetransition/index.html).
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M. Davidson and M. Parry-Hill, Molecular Expressions: Olympus MIC-D - Off-Axis Illumination Transitions, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/olympusmicd/obliquetransition/index.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., & Parry-Hill, M. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Olympus MIC-D - Off-Axis Illumination Transitions. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/olympusmicd/obliquetransition/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael, and Matthew J. Parry-Hill. Molecular Expressions: Olympus MIC-D - Off-Axis Illumination Transitions. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/olympusmicd/obliquetransition/index.html (accessed 21 October 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, and Matthew J. Parry-Hill. Molecular Expressions: Olympus MIC-D - Off-Axis Illumination Transitions. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 2003. 15 June 2006. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/olympusmicd/obliquetransition/index.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson and Matthew J. Parry-Hill", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Olympus MIC-D - Off-Axis Illumination Transitions}, Publisher = {Olympus America, Inc.}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {21 October 2014}, Month = {June 15, 2006}, Year = {2003} }
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Molecular Expressions: Olympus MIC-D - Off-Axis Illumination Transitions:

Is Supplemented By Molecular Expressions: Microscopy Primer - Anatomy of the Mic-D Digital Microscope

This is a detailed tutorial on the MIC-D digital microscope, an inverted-illumination system suitable for use in educational or research settings.  It includes an anatomical overview and detailed explanations of brightfield, darkfield, oblique, and polarized illumination techniques.

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