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APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE OPTICAL EXAMINATION OF BIREFRINGENT SPECIMIENS

Staffordshire University, Stafford (GB) (JACKSON, Andrew and GWINNETT, Claire) (2015) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE OPTICAL EXAMINATION OF BIREFRINGENT SPECIMIENS. US 8,961,727 B2.

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Abstract or description

A method for optically examining a birefringent specimen,
the method comprising the steps of collecting a specimen
using a substantially non-birefringent polymer film having an
adhesive surface, such that the specimen is attached to the
adhesive surface; and examining, between crossed polars, the
specimen attached to the said film. Also provided is a sub
stantially non-birefringent laminate film comprising: a first
birefringent polymer layer and a second birefringent polymer
layer, the first and second layers being mutually oriented such
that the birefringent properties of the two layers cancel each
other out; and an adhesive surface; wherein the adhesive
surface is an outer surface of the film, and/or is an exposable
surface between the first and second layers. A method of
manufacturing such a film is also provided.

Item Type: Patent
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Depositing User: Andrew JACKSON
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 15:05
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2758

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