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Microscopy, Interference MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Microscopy, Interference
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.350.515.513
E05.490.630
E05.595.513
Unique ID
D008857
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008857
Scope Note
The science and application of a double-beam transmission interference microscope in which the illuminating light beam is split into two paths. One beam passes through the specimen while the other beam reflects off a reference mirror before joining and interfering with the other. The observed optical path difference between the two beams can be measured and used to discriminate minute differences in thickness and refraction of non-stained transparent specimens, such as living cells in culture.
Entry Term(s)
Interferometry, Microscopic
Microinterferometry
Microscopy, Differential Interference Contrast
Microscopy, Interference Reflection
Microscopy, Nomarski Interference Contrast
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(64)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/28
Microscopy, Interference Preferred
Microscopy, Interference Reflection Related
Microscopy, Differential Interference Contrast Related
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