Binns-Merrill Hall, Room 244
The optical microscopy facility is used both to teach microscopy and fractography and to support undergraduate and graduate research. For teaching, all eighteen stations are equipped with both a polarizing and a stereographic microscope; a digital projector displays prepared slides and images and "live" images from optical microscopes. For research, a color digital camera produces high-resolution images, and software is available for processing these images and for automatic or semi-automatic image analysis.
For more information about the Optical Microscopy Facility and other optical microscopes in the School (research, analytical services, short courses, student training, and equipment maintenance) contact Dr. Scott Misture.