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Glot
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Slides

#1 Post by Glot » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:55 am

General question. Why are slides so thin? Can i use thicker glass?

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Re: Slides

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:59 am

Many Victorian slides were much thicker

I think the modern standard is mostly to do with economy and weight reduction.

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Edit: In a recent selection of twelve slides ...
The thinnest was 0.8mm, and the thickest was 2.33mm
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Re: Slides

#3 Post by MicroBob » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:19 am

The slide thickness is part of the condenser design parameters. A 2mm slide will work to some degree but illumination couldn't be set up as intended.
Are slides difficult to get for you?

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Re: Slides

#4 Post by daruosha » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:30 am

Somewhere in the forum i read the optimum slide thickness for the best resolution is 1mm.
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Re: Slides

#5 Post by Glot » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:25 pm

Standard slides are easy but I use them for petrology thin sections and they are fragile. I have some 2mm glass which also allows me to cut custom sizes. I like 30 x 75. Now you mention the condenser, I will experiment

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Re: Slides

#6 Post by MicroBob » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:54 pm

A condenser that is not intended for oil immersion might be better as it usually has more distance to the slide. Like a n.a. 0,6 or 0,9 condenser.

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