Polarized Microscopy: Understanding the basics

Simple brightfield microscopes are great. They can be used to study a wide variety of specimens with relatively simple set up. However, for industrial researchers, or geological sciences, there are some objects that are tricky to view, particularly objects that have a lot of glare or birefringence. This is where polarized microscopy can save the day! How it works Polarized light microscopy is specifically for the examination of anisotropic (birefringent) objects such as minerals, polymers, crystals, […]