An Introduction to Polarizing Light Microscopy

This page will guide you through the basics of polarizing light microscopy, in particular as it pertains to the identification of pigments. It was developed by Janet L. Schrenk and John L. Bordley for students in the course Chemistry and Art at The University of the South with support from the National Science Foundation grant USE 9153695.

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