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View Resource Atomic Force Microscopy

This site features a video lecture on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) by Prof. Arvind Raman of Purdue University that discusses the historical development, instrumentation and operational principles of various AFM modes. The lecture is accompanied by power point slides with clear illustrative graphics. The basics are provided in the application examples with advantages and limitation discussed....

View Resource Basic Concepts of Optical Microscopy

This site is a comprehensive primer focused on the basic optical microscope, as well as the electron, confocal, polarizing, and stereoscopic microscopes. Virtual microscopes allow the user to simulate the use of a variety of real-life microscopes. There are galleries of photomicrographs illustrating a variety of specimens. This website provides complete instructional materials on the theory of...

View Resource Basic Concepts and Formulas in Microscopy

The site provides introductory information related to optical microscopy. Among the topics addressed are resolution, numerical aperture, depth of field, field of view, illumination and the useful magnification range. A section on fluorescence microscopy is also included. Interactive video is used to demonstrate concepts in some cases. Researchers and educators interested in a brief overview of...

View Resource Microscopy Primer

This site, sponsored by the Olympus company, provides a basic primer on microscopy. Sections of educational content include frequently asked questions, anatomy of the microscope, an interactive "virtual microscopy" tool, and a collection of links to web resources.

View Resource Atomic Force Microscopy Video Module

This resource, produced by the Center for Heirarchical Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is part of the "Nanotechnology Education Curriculum Development Program." It is free to the public and offers information on atomic force microscopy, signal processing, nanotechnology and general instrumentation.

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