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Current Students

Users must create a UW MSE CORAL account before reserving space. If you have a CORAL account with another department, you must still register for MSE CORAL in order to access MSE spaces.

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Olympus Microscope



Olympus BX50 microscope with digital camera


  • 10X eyepieces
  • 5, 10 , 20 , 50 100 X objectives
  • Dark and Bright field
  • Transmission and Reflection modes
  • External polarizer


The primary users for this instruments will be undergraduate MSE students. When available, non-MSE users may have access after full training.


Mueller Hall


Training is in two sessions to be completed within one week of each other.

  1. Demonstration of the instrument; discussion of sample preparation and use policies
  2. Driver's test

A user unable to demonstrate competence in the test session may retake it in a third session.

Operating procedures and policies

See standard operating procedure