Medical Definition of Phase plate

1. The plate used near the back focal plane of a microscope objective lens (in conjunction with an annulus at the front focal plane of the condenser lens) to achieve phase contrast. The phase plate selectively shifts the phase of the waves diffracted by the specimen by a quarter wave and reduces the amplitude of the undeviated, direct beam. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phase Plate

phase contrast microscope
phase contrast microscopy
phase diagram
phase encoding
phase function
phase functions
phase image
phase in
phase inverter
phase modulation
phase modulator
phase modulators
phase of cell division
phase of the moon
phase out
phase plate (current term)
phase rule
phase separation
phase shift
phase shift keying
phase space
phase transfer catalysis
phase transition
phase variation
phase velocity
phased out

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