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Phase Contrast Microscopes .com is a company that specializes in providing microscopes with phase contrast capability. A normal biological compound light microscope can be utilized to view stained living tissues and prepared slides, but unstained living tissue specimens typically are transparent and provide little viewing contrast under brightfield microscopy. A phase contrast microscopy (PCM) enabled microscope is able to view unstained living tissues with enhanced viewing contrast, allowing the biological researcher to see details normally unseen.
Our phase contrast microscopes utilize a special viewing technique that translates a shift in light wave phase to a shift in intensity, and thus visible contrast. Special phase contrast objectives are needed as they contain a phase diaphragm in the back aperature plane. In addition a special phase contrast condenser is used that provides a phase annulus ring. A phase contrast telescope is used to view the back aperature plane in the objective and align the phase contrast diaphragm with the phase annulus cone of light. It is imperative the correct phase contrast objective be used with the matching size phase annulus ring in the phase contrast condenser.
Phase contrast microscopes are used for a wide variety of applications such as molecular and cellular biology research, clinical and medical diagnosis of health conditions, living tissue culture viewing, microbiological research, dog breeding, horse breeding, animal breeding, infertility treatments, analysis of spermatoza in semen, sperm cell motility, sperm count, sperm morphology, mold and mildew detection and abatement, mold spore count, mold spore identification, stachybotrys (toxic black mold, stack mold) treatment, aspergillus mold identification, environmental air pollution monitoring, viewing of human squamous cheek cells, dust mite control, and asbestos testing.
We carry a full line of digital camera equipment to capture digital still and digital video on your phase contrast microscope. Our USB computer connected digital cameras are able to interface the microscope with the computer via the USB port on the computer.
Our skilled biologists are available today to take your questions and assist you with selecting the best phase contrast microscope with the proper accessories to meet your demanding needs. Please call us today.