Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

Here you can suggest and discuss Websites, books, and other resource materials.
Post Reply
Message
Author
hans
Posts: 361
Joined: Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Location: Southern California

Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

#1 Post by hans » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:33 am

This book referenced by the Reichert Diastar/Microstar IV phase contrast manual is out of copyright and freely available.

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.5881
https://archive.org/details/phasemicroscopyp00benn

MichaelG.
Posts: 2414
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:24 am
Location: NorthWest England

Re: Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 am

Thanks for the link, Hans

... it looks a decent scan, too
PDF version duly downloaded to the trusty iPad

MichaelG.
Too many 'projects'

hans
Posts: 361
Joined: Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

#3 Post by hans » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:53 am

Just noticed the byline at the end of the preface showing Alva Bennett's position as director of research at American Optical. Make sense why it would be the reference cited in the Reichert manual.

hans
Posts: 361
Joined: Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

#4 Post by hans » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:41 am

MichaelG. wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 am
... it looks a decent scan, too
PDF version duly downloaded to the trusty iPad
I also downloaded the PDF initially, but it appears to have had some additional processing/compression applied that blurred out thin parts of letters, quite an eyesore to read. The images displayed in the web viewers look better, I think, as do the ones in the "SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP" download from archive.org.

MichaelG.
Posts: 2414
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:24 am
Location: NorthWest England

Re: Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

#5 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:38 pm

hans wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:41 am

I also downloaded the PDF initially, but it appears to have had some additional processing/compression applied that blurred out thin parts of letters, quite an eyesore to read. ...
Yes, unfortunately, I agree

MichaelG.
Too many 'projects'

apochronaut
Posts: 3561
Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 12:15 am

Re: Alva H. Bennett - Phase Microscopy; Principles and Applications

#6 Post by apochronaut » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:46 pm

The hardcover should be available through Abe Books.. I bought one for 8.00 and it came from England, of all places.
The book dates from the late 40's , when the AO labs were heavily into the potential of phase.

Post Reply