Troubleshooting Errors and Faults in Photomicrography

Section Overview:

Photomicrography, like any form of photography, is prone to a variety of faults and errors regardless of the sophistication of the microscope equipment or the experience level and skill of the photomicrographer. Errors must be carefully examined to identify the source, which is usually due to equipment failure, poor specimen preparation, improper technique, or processing mistakes. Use the links below to navigate to our specific discussions on the nature of photomicrography errors and suggested remedies.

Review Articles

Contributing Authors

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

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