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Proper Care and Cleaning of the Microscope
 

Proper Care and Cleaning of the Microscope

Article DOI: 10.3791/842
August 11th, 2008

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Summary August 11th, 2008

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.

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