Some Techniques in Analytical Optical Microscopy.
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Facilities for analytical optical microscopy have been built up in Analytical and General Chemistry Section, Materials Department and provide a useful addition to the range of techniques employed. In qualitative analysis, elements can be identified by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, emission spectrography or chemical tests and molecular features by infra-red spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. However, the crucial part of the analysis of unknown samples can often be the preliminary examination. For solid samples, optical microscopy is often the best approach to the preliminary examination because of the morphological details revealed alternatively, microscopy can be useful in confirming the presence of particular compounds suspected from results of other techniques.
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