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Magnification Module

This interactive Java tutorial explores the effect of increasing magnification (equivalent to changing microscope objectives) on the ability to resolve features in a sample.

To operate the tutorial, first use the pull-down menu to select a sample for viewing. Next, use the radio buttons to rotate magnifications between 25X and 1000X to discover how increasing the magnification allows the microscopist to explore the details of minute features in the sample.

Important Note: Once all 6 magnifications have been downloaded locally to your computer, selecting between them will become much quicker because they already exist in your browser's cache.

Click Here if you need help with operation of the virtual microscope.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Matthew J. Parry-Hill and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.


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