Didymium Filters

Explore how didymium filters enhance intensities and hues of specimens stained with eosin, fuchsin, and methylene blue for color photomicrography. Instructions for operation of the tutorial appear below the applet window.

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To operate the tutorial, first select a specimen from the Choose A Specimen pull-down menu. Next, toggle the Didymium Filter into and out of the virtual microscope light path with the radio buttons. This action allows the visitor to view the effects that the filter has on the specimen.

Contributing Authors

Mortimer Abramowitz - Olympus America, Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive., Melville, New York, 11747.

Kirill I. Tchourioukanov and Michael W. Davidson - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Dr., The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310.