Types of Objective Lens

Types of Objective Lens & Their Functions

Microscope Lenses Provide Magnification Power Light microscopes are relatively complex pieces of equipment in nature with multiple different parts, some which are more complex than others. The lenses of the microscope are fundamental to its function as they provide the magnification power that allows the microscopic specimen to be seen or observed in greater detail. […]

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Bacteria Under the Microscope

Bacteria Under the Microscope

What Are Bacteria? Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are defined as prokaryotes, these are organisms that have cells with no defined nucleus or other specialized organelles. In total, there are estimated to be millions of species of bacteria, which are diverse in shape, size and many other defining features. By visually inspecting bacteria for these

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Compound Microscope vs. Stereo Microscope

Compound Microscopes vs. Stereo Microscopes

Compound Microscopes and Stereo Microscopes: Similar but Different Stereo microscopes and compound microscopes are two distinct types of light microscopes that have many similarities, but some fundamental differences. It’s certainly worth being aware of these key differences as they impact factors such as the magnification power, working distance and the depth of field, as well

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The History of Optical Microscopes

Development of Lenses Microscopes are amazing tools that have enabled man to make new scientific discoveries, diagnose and treat human disease, as well as make intricate things that require powerful magnification, resolution, and illumination. The uses of optical microscopes are almost endless, but they weren’t invented overnight. In fact, they have a long and vibrant

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How to Clean Your Microscope

Dust is the Main Enemy of Microscopes Microscopes are highly sophisticated and often expensive pieces of equipment that have the potential to last many years. However, even though the structure of microscopes is typically very robust and constructed from metal, they can become dirty. Additionally, the optics are the most delicate parts of the microscope

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Different Types of Laboratory Microscopes and Their Functions

Types of Laboratory Microscopes There are many different types of microscopes used in modern pathology laboratories and research departments around the world. These typically include stereo, compound, digital and pocket microscopes, as well as electron, and fluorescence microscopes. Light Microscopy is the cornerstone in all laboratories as it provides substantial magnification, enabling the professional to

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What is an Electron Microscope?

Electron Microscopes Use a Beam of Electrons Instead of Light Light microscopes have many important uses, especially for medical professionals and researchers who use them to help make a diagnosis and make new discoveries. However light microscopes have limited resolving power which is the ability to distinguish small or closely adjacent images. The reason for

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