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Proper Care and Cleaning of the Microscope

doi: 10.3791/842 Published: August 11, 2008

Summary

Keeping the microscope optics clean is important for high-quality imaging. Dust, fingerprints, excess immersion oil, or mounting medium on or in a microscope causes reduction in contrast and resolution. DIC is especially sensitive to contamination and scratches on the lens surfaces. This protocol details the procedure for keeping the microscope clean.

Abstract

Keeping the microscope optics clean is important for high-quality imaging. Dust, fingerprints, excess immersion oil, or mounting medium on or in a microscope causes reduction in contrast and resolution. DIC is especially sensitive to contamination and scratches on the lens surfaces. This protocol details the procedure for keeping the microscope clean.

Protocol

The complete text protocol for this experimental approach is available in Current Protocols in Cell Biology.

Disclosures

The authors have nothing to disclose.

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Centonze Frohlich, V. Proper Care and Cleaning of the Microscope. J. Vis. Exp. (18), e842, doi:10.3791/842 (2008).More

Centonze Frohlich, V. Proper Care and Cleaning of the Microscope. J. Vis. Exp. (18), e842, doi:10.3791/842 (2008).

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