Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging by Douglas B. Murphy

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Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, Second Edition provides a coherent introduction to the principles and applications of the integrated optical microscope system, covering both theoretical and practical considerations. It expands and updates discussions of multi-spectral imaging, intensified digital cameras, signal colocalization, and uses of objectives, and offers guidance in the selection of microscopes and electronic cameras, as well as appropriate auxiliary optical systems and fluorescent tags.

The book is divided into three sections covering optical principles in diffraction and image formation, basic modes of light microscopy, and components of modern electronic imaging systems and image processing operations. Each chapter introduces relevant theory, followed by descriptions of instrument alignment and image interpretation. This revision includes new chapters on live cell imaging, measurement of protein dynamics, deconvolution microscopy, and interference microscopy.

PowerPoint slides of the figures as well as other supplementary materials for instructors are available at a companion website:


About Douglas B. Murphy

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DOUGLAS B. MURPHY supervises core facilities in microscopy and histology at the new HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. An Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Murphy helped establish the School of Medicine Microscope Facility there, which he supervised until 2006.MICHAEL W. DAVIDSON is an assistant scholar/scientist affiliated with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University where he is involved in developing educational websites. His digital images and photomicrographs have graced the covers of over 2,000 publications.
Published August 22, 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell. 552 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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