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Light Microscopy: Comparison of Optics

Light Microscopy: Comparison of Optics

Darkfield x400 (left) and brightfield x2000.
© Micrographia\John Walsh.

Scientists use a variety of methods to view different subjects through a light microscope. Dr. David Caprette explains different optics (bright field, dark field, phase contrast, etc.) and the some of the best uses for each.

This slide set accompanies the presentation, "Light Microscopy: Comparison of Optics."

Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Focusing on Multiple Surfaces

Looking “Through” a Specimen

Oil Immersion Microscopy

Placing an Oil Immersion Lens

Focusing with an Oil Immersion Lens

Dirty Lenses?

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