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Phase-Contrast Microscopy for Mineralogy

Nature volume 158, page 621 (02 November 1946) | Download Citation

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PHASE-CONTRAST microscopy has in recent years been applied to a number of biological problems1,2,3, but up to the present no results of its application to mineral substances appear to have been published. I recently suggested to Messrs. Cooke, Troughton and Simms, Ltd., that as they were preparing phase-contrast equipment for biological work, it would be of interest to determine whether the same methods would be of value in micro-mineralogy. As a test, they kindly allowed me to examine by this method some of my mineralogical slides, and from some they prepared photomicrographs.

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