Applied Polarized Light Microscopy for Corning, Inc., July 11-15, 2022 In-Person
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COURSE OUTLINE & SYLLABUS
Course schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday. Full attendance is required.
Physical optics: reflection, refraction, refractive index, dispersion, lenses, aberrations, objectives, oculars, condensers, stands, lamps, image formation, illumination, resolving power, image contrast, micrometry, crystallization, crystal morphology.
Microchemistry; particle-picking, manipulation, testing; crystal optics: color and pleochroism, refractive indices, dispersion staining.
Crossed polars: birefringence, retardation, interference figures; identification of small single particles: synthetics and natural fibers, diverse biological particles, minerals, industrial dusts and combustion products.
Visual thermal analysis (i.e. fusion methods): polymorphism, isomorphism, liquid crystals, hot stages, cold stages, digital imaging techniques, composition diagram; accessories for the light microscope to improve resolution, contrast and additional characterization data.
Characterization and identification of knowns and unknowns