Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Basics 1-Day Refresher (1200V), October 27, 2021 Online
This one-day course will be conducted live via Zoom. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COURSE OUTLINE & SYLLABUS
Course schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central Time, U.S. and Canada). There will be a one-hour break for lunch and several short breaks throughout the day.
This online course is designed to reacquaint students with basic polarized light microscopy (PLM) skills necessary to characterize, compare, and identify known and unknown substances. The procedures for basic sample preparation will also be explained.
Skills covered will include proper setup and alignment of the microscope, Becke lines, refractive index determination, color/pleochroism, crossed polars, birefringence, extinction characteristics, sign of elongation, conoscopy, and microchemistry.
A start-to-finish characterization of several various small particles and chemical compounds will be discussed and demonstrated.