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Subject:
Re: metal microscopy
Response To:
metal microscopy ()

David Weaver
That's my understanding - if you really want to be able to tell two specimens apart and won't settle for "well, I think this one looks better than that one", then you have to make a planar surface, make it smooth and level to the microscope's lens and then etch it so that you can see all of the boundaries and shapes.

The field of view is so shallow as a layer that even the smallest of undulations makes for blurry and smooth areas. I don't even know what I'm looking at yet, anyway. Just trying to make things look "finer with smaller bits".

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