Reducing scattered light in the photomicrography of opaque cross-sections

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Journal Article


Giger, Silvia;


Studies in conservation, Volume 7, Number 2, p.43-47 (1962)


Central, cross-sections, Europe, photomicrography, Switzerland, Switzerland (Zürich)


The colour illustrations in this article of micro-cross-sections at a magnification of 50X show the effect of the use of a cover slip and of polarized light. No improvement can be guaranteed by using either cover-glass or polarized light. Very often, however, the cover-glass improves the picture and the polarizer intensifies the colour and sometimes differentiates areas better. Garry Thomson