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Which part of the compound light microscope provides the light source?

Explanation: In this image, Part F is a mirror or light source of the compound microscope as it is used to reflect the light come from any type of light source either sunlight or lamps as a light source. In some compound microscope, there is an illuminator instead of a mirror as a light source.

Which part of the microscope is the light source?


What type of paper is used to clean the microscope lens?

Lens paper is a soft, lint-free tissue paper meant to be used for just such applications. To properly clean the lens with lens paper, wipe in one direction. Do not use a circular motion. Definitely don’t clean the lenses with paper towels, Kleenex, fingers, or anything along those lines.

What should you use to clean the microscope?

Put a small amount of lens cleaning fluid or cleaning mixture on the tip of the lens paper. We recommend 70% ethanol because it can effectively and safely clean and disinfect the surface. Larger surfaces, such as a glass plate, may be too large to wipe using this technique.

How do you clean the microscope after use?

Place one eye dropper full of household ammonia in 1/2 cup of water. If you have any sticky substances on your objectives such as balsam, oily materials or paraffin, this should be removed with xylol. To clean microscope eyepiece lenses, breathe condensation onto them and then wipe them with lens tissue.

How do you clean a 100x objective?

If you are using a 100x objective with immersion oil, just simply wipe the excess oil off the lens with a kimwipe after use. Occasionally dust may build up on the lightly oiled surface so if you wish to completely remove the oil then you must use an oil soluble solvent.

Do you use alcohol to clean objective lens?

Don’t over do that though as rubbing the objective when it is completely dry might scratch it (even if you are using lens paper). 70% ethanol works well for the first type (100% evaporates too quickly, and many other solvents are toxic and may actually dissolve the cement of the objective).