Optical microscopy techniques

    The role played by microscopy in the modern scientific activity of mankind can hardly be overestimated. Microscopes are widely used in medicine, chemistry, biology, geology, materials science and other fields of science and technology. They make it possible to determine the shape, size, structure and many other characteristics of micro-objects as well as microstructures of macro-objects.

    Nowadays a great number of microscopic techniques have been developed. Their choice depends on the character and properties of the analyzed specimens. The microscopes developed by JSC “Optoelectronic Systems” make it possible to study specimens by using the following techniques of optical microscopy:

    Brightfield microscopy

    Darkfield microscopy

    Polarization contrast

    Differential interference contrast microscopy

    Phase contrast microscopy

    Ultraviolet microscopy

    Since the vast majority of the objects are non-self-luminous, the presence of an extraneous light source is required to implement their microscopic observation. The resolution of a microscope depends not only on the lens aperture, but also on the aperture of an illumination system. “Optoelectronic Systems” uses two types of illuminators in its microscopes: a halogen lamp illuminator and a LED illuminator. Their choice can be made by customer. LED lighting provides sufficient brightness for observation and has long lifetime – about 60,000 hours, which reduces the frequency of lamp replacement. Moreover, LEDs are environmentally friendly low-power-consumption light sources.

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