Optical Microscopy of Materials

Authors: Haynes, Raymond

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Since Sorby published his observations on the structures of steels in 1863, the optical microscope has become one of the most widely used and versatile instruments for examining the structures of engineering materials. Moreover, to examine the diverse range of materials encountered, it must be used in both the reflected-light and transmitted-light forms, and with polarized light. It is complementary to, but not superseded by, the wide range of electron-optical instruments that are now used. Despite its extensive use, it has been described as the most misused, abused, and misunderstood of scientific instruments, for it will produce an image of a sort no matter how badly it is used. To use it effectively, even in its simplest applications, a knowledge of the simple theory of the microscope is necessary, for the theory shows and explains how it should be used. Thus my aim has been to give a simple and, where possible, quantitative account of both the theory and the use of the microscope, including the various special techniques for which it can be used. But, no matter how effectively the microscope is used, if the specimen is inadequately prepared the results of examination will be of doubtful value.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The mechanical construction of the microscope

    Haynes, R., B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P.

    Pages 1-5

  • Image formation in the microscope

    Haynes, R., B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P.

    Pages 6-20

  • Objectives and eyepieces

    Haynes, R., B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P.

    Pages 21-46

  • Illumination of the object

    Haynes, R., B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P.

    Pages 47-55

  • Polarized light microscopy

    Haynes, R., B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P.

    Pages 56-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Microscopy of Materials
Authors
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6085-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6085-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-6087-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations
Topics