Glossary Term: Refraction

In microscopy, refraction occurs when the light waves pass between the medium and the specimen, causing blurring and distortion of the image. Differences in refractive index between materials causes the light to bend as it passes between them. The “refractive index” of a material is a measure to the degree that light is bent (refracted) by passing through the material.

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Created: 2019-07-04 10:32:38 CDT (-0400)
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