Analytical instrumentation for conservation continues to grow at a rapid rate but polarized light microscopy (PLM) remains a valued tool. In knowledgeable hands, PLM rapidly provides a wide range of high-quality information at minimal cost. This talk will show you what information PLM provides (and doesn't), how it works, how to get started, how to assemble a reference collection, how to conduct a few microchemical tests, and other issues, illustrated by fun and informative case studies.
5:00 PM (PDT)
Luke Addington, Jenny González Corujo, Craig Deller, Tiarna Doherty, Nina Roth-Wells, and Chris Stavroudis.