Basic Photographic Optics for the Metallurgist

  • M. D. Adams


It seems that few people study microscopy any more. Metallurgists, like biologists and chemists, want to see a structure in order to correlate it with some property. Preparation of the specimen may be considered the real science and it is usually the most time consuming part of the study. Use of the microscope is obvious and the application is so revealing, even when optimum conditions are not met, that few feel the call to study this tool independently of their immediate requirement. It is seldom realized even by those who use microscopes extensively that the equipment for light microscopy has been developed almost to the limit of theoretical possibility. It also is seldom realized what a remarkable performance can be achieved when a system is used under optimum conditions.


Numerical Aperture Modulation Transfer Function Film Plane Color Temperature Color Film 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Packer Engineering AssociatesNapervilleUSA

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