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Monthly Archives: February 2007

28 Feb

Fiber optic illumination is the transmission of light from a source to one or several fibers, allowing light to escape through the end of the fiber and illumination apparatus. Fiber optic illumination is widely used in medical, dental, automotive, and … Continue reading

28 Feb

Koehler illumination is a proper illuminating light for microscopy. Every time you use the microscope for transmitted light work, you must align the condenser lens to assure Koehler illumination is optimal. If you don’t to do this, you will have … Continue reading

27 Feb

Reflected light microscopy is often referred to as incident light, and is the method of choice for fluorescence and for imaging specimens that remain opaque even when ground to a thickness of 30 microns. The reflecting light microscope differs substantially … Continue reading

23 Feb

Dual-view microscope is a monocular microscope with a second, vertical viewing port. This vertical port can be used with an eyepiece for a second person, such as an instructor, to view the specimen, or it can be used with an … Continue reading

23 Feb

Compound microscopes are what most people visualize when they think about microscopes. The compound microscope essentially consists of two or more double convex lenses fixed in the two extremities of a hollow cylinder. The lower lens is called the objective, … Continue reading

21 Feb

Trinocular microscope models are basically binocular microscopes that have two eyepieces for normal viewing, plus a third “phototube” on which you can mount a camera without interfering with the normal operation of the microscope. Trinocular microscopes provide the most flexibility … Continue reading

20 Feb

Binocular microscopes differ from monocular microscopes because they are adapted to the use of both eyes simultaneously when viewing through microscopes, similar to looking through a pair of binoculars. Binocular microscopes are the most commonly used microscopes today. Almost every … Continue reading

20 Feb

Monocular microscopes allow using one eye when viewing through the microscope, similar to looking through a telescope or a rifle scope. Monocular microscopes may have one or two eyepieces but only one objective lens in use at any one time. … Continue reading

18 Feb

This microscopy blog will be consacrated to Stereomicroscopes. Stereo-Microscopes are used extensively throughout the many fields of microscopy. Stereo Microscopes provide low magnifications when compared to compound microscopes, usually no more than 200x total magnification, but there are some exceptions. … Continue reading

16 Feb

Today we’ll talk more about inverted microscopes. Inverted microscope is one of the versions of a compound microscope.Compared to Upright Microscopes, inverted microscopes look up at the specimens. Inverted microscopes are designed to be used only when specimens are very … Continue reading