Microscope Articles

Posted by Fred Koenig on Dec 15th 2020

Fluorescence Microscopy vs. Light Microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy and light microscopy are specific imaging techniques used to observe cells or cellular components. Each of them has its situational strengths and weaknesses – areas in …

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Posted by Fred Koenig on Dec 15th 2020

History of Fluorescence in Microscopy

Fredrick W. Herschel discovered fluorescence in 1845. He observed that UV light can excite quinine solution, resulting in the emission of blue light. Sir George G. Stokes built upon this obser …

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Posted by Fred Koenig on Nov 20th 2020

Types of Microscopes

Microscopes come in a variety of sizes, styles and types in order to suit all of the many uses we have for them. Different technologies, quality levels, viewing results, and physical setups are r …

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Posted by Fred Koenig on Nov 19th 2020

How to Use a Microscope (Properly) - Step by Step

Before You Start Familiarizing Yourself The first step is to go over all parts of the microscope and get a good idea of where everything is and what everything does – especially any dials or …

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Posted by Fred Koenig on Nov 19th 2020

Microscope Magnification - Pushing The Limits

How Much Can You See Through a Microscope? What you will be able to see under a high-power microscope depends somewhat on how well you use it. For basic viewing, of course, anyone who can see, wil …

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Posted by Fred Koenig on Jun 7th 2020

Industrial Microscopes

Microscopes find use in a variety of settings besides clinical and pathological applications. Many industries use microscopes for various purposes such as inspection, quality control, …

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