Types Of Lenses And Features Of Compound Microscopes

Compound microscopes are among the most common types of devices which are found in most of the laboratories and classrooms. It is known to be one of the most fundamental tools found in science laboratories. These devices basically include a tube with two convex lenses.

Compound microscopes are used for several applications. It is mainly used to conduct researches on cells, bacteria, molecules and so forth. This unique device was invented by Zacharias Janssen in the year 1590. The designs of this device were later on upgraded with various innovative techniques.

This device includes a series of magnifying lenses. There are two types of lenses which are included in this device. The objective lens and the eyepiece are the two types of lenses in these devices. The eyepiece is the lens which is closest to the eyes. The objective lenses are a series of lenses which are close to the object. There are three to four objective lenses in most of the compound microscopes.

Compound Microscopes

These microscopes can be monocular, binocular or trinocular based on the number of eye pieces. Apart from the lenses, there are other parts which are included in these devices.

The arm which connects the base of the device and its tube is another part of the microscope. The objective lens is connected to the eyepiece with the tube. The objective lens is held by the nosepiece which is basically a rotating piece. This rotating piece can be adjusted for better viewing process.

The specimen is lighted with a light source which reflects light through the bottom of the device. The slide is held by a flat platform or a stage that is located beneath the objective lens. This stage can be adjusted for better viewing purposes.

Compound microscopes can be bought from various reputed online stores at affordable price rates. There are different types of microscope devices which can be ordered through online portals. Some of the manufacturers also offer customized devices for unique purposes. As there are a huge variety of devices made available through online stores, it is important to know how to choose these devices based on its specifications.


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