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microscopy

1. the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
2. investigation by use of a microscope

microscopy

[mī′kräs·kə·pē]
(optics)
The interpretive application of microscope magnification to the study of materials that cannot be properly seen by the unaided eye.

microscopy

The use of microscopes to view ultra-small objects. Optical microscopes use a light source from below or to the side of the object being magnified. For example, in the medical field, there are numerous optical techniques, many of which require altering the samples being observed.

Scanning electron microscopes are able to magnify objects smaller than .2 micrometers, which is smaller than the wavelength of light. Scanning probe microscopes can image down to the molecular level (see AFM and STM).
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Waltham, MA), which significantly advanced the utility of the polarized light microscope in biology and in many other areas of application (Oldenbourg.
The technology could ultimately be used to diagnose other conditions caused by crystals forming in bodily fluids and those currently diagnosed using conventional polarized light microscopes like kidney stones, for example.
The birefringence of descending filaments was determined with a polarized light microscope along the spinning line, and the positions of crystallization were determined according to the method described by Katayama et al.
We expect this technique to impact many application areas of the traditional polarized light microscope, including the imaging of living cells, tissues, and functional model systems in biology and medicine.
Laboratory and universal microscopes can be outfitted as a biomedical, metallurgical, or polarized light microscope.
Polarized light microscope (PLM) is a microscope equipped with two polarizing elements, one (polarizer) located between the light source and the sample and the other (analyzer) between the sample and the observer.
This instrument is a single-beam, phase-modulated, polarized light microscope equipped with automatic, wavelength-scanning and recording photometry.
Polarized light microscope is a microscope equipped with two polarizing elements, one (polarizer) located between the light source and the sample and the other (analyzer) between the sample and the observer.
Observations were performed either with a real-time confocal microscope (3), the Pol-Scope polarized light microscope (4), or a bright field video microscope.