The refractive indes (RI) of the mounting medium can have a significant impact on the image quality.
Dry mounted permanent slides do not use a liquid mounting medium. The cover glass has to be held in place in another way.
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An overview of the specimen preparation steps and choice of mounting medium for making a permanent slide for microscopy
Some specimens might not fit on a microscope slide. Here are some suggestions on what you can do.
The particular model of a microscope is of much less importance than the components that are used.
Different light microscopes serve different purposes. This article gives you an overview.
If you want to buy a microscope for amateur microscopy, then I recommend the following features.
Phase contrast microscopy is an optical staining technique. It converts differences of refractive index of a specimen into brightness differences.
The microscope head carries the eyepieces of the microscope. There are monocular, binocular and trinocular heads. Here we’ll have a closer look at them.