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written by Michael Davidson and Thomas J. Fellers
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is a tutorial on the MIC-D digital microscope, an inverted-illumination system suitable for use in educational or research settings.  An LED housed in a rotation arm can be manipulated to illuminate specimens from a variety of off-axis angles, enhancing contrast in specimens that would be nearly invisible in standard microscopy.  The tutorial gives an anatomical overview and detailed explanations of brightfield, darkfield, oblique, and polarized illumination techniques.  

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.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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General Physics
- Equipment
= Electronic Equipment
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- text/html
- application/java
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MIC-D microscope, Simulations, digital microscopy, inverted digital microscope, microscopy, off-axis illumination, optics, tutorial
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M. Davidson and T. Fellers, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2002), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/anatomy/index.html).
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M. Davidson and T. Fellers, Molecular Expressions: Microscopy Primer - Anatomy of the Mic-D Digital Microscope (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 2002), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/anatomy/index.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., & Fellers, T. (2003, August 1). Molecular Expressions: Microscopy Primer - Anatomy of the Mic-D Digital Microscope. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/anatomy/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael, and Thomas J. Fellers. Molecular Expressions: Microscopy Primer - Anatomy of the Mic-D Digital Microscope. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., August 1, 2003. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/anatomy/index.html (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Davidson, Michael, and Thomas J. Fellers. Molecular Expressions: Microscopy Primer - Anatomy of the Mic-D Digital Microscope. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 2002. 1 Aug. 2003. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/anatomy/index.html>.
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This is an interactive Java simulation that takes the student on a virtual tour of the off-axis illumination technique, available in certain inverted digital microscopes.  The technique allows users to view images that would otherwise be nearly invisible with traditional microscopy.

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