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Optical microscopy is...

In order to image and measure objects in the micron range it is necessary the use of a microscope. Microscope technology has advanced tremendously with the


Optical microscopy
Technology Details
Other Names Epi-fluorescense
Technology Optical Microscopy
Equipment Olympus BX51, Nikon Eclipse LV150, Nikon MM-40, Nikon AZ100 Multi zoom,
Materials wafers, devices, cells, materials,


Optical Microscopy

Fluorescent Microscopy

Describe the technology, particularly including why you might use it over another within the same group.

Infrared Microscopy

Main article: Infrared microscopy

Here's another technology in that group.

Figures of Merit

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  • Sharpness
  • Numerical Aperture
  • Contrast
  • light source


How is this technology used in nanofabrication and what types of devices/research areas is it useful in?


Specific equipment for each technology can be found on its page above. Additionally, below is a list of all metrology equipment in the LNF:

See also

Other related wiki pages


Further reading

  • Other stuff, e.g. technology workshop slides
  • External links (can be in another section below, if appropriate)