Goldstein, D. J. Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Simple theory
- Measurement of phase changes
- Differential interference–contrast microscope
- Reflecting specimens
- Comparison with phase-contrast microscope
- Biological applications
- Nonbiological procedures
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
An instrument for visualizing and measuring differences in the phase of light transmitted through or reflected from microscopic specimens. It is closely allied to the phase-contrast microscope. See also: Phase-contrast microscope
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