There has been a myriad of inventions in the bygone era that have collectively contributed to bringing a seismic shift in the lives of the humans in one way or the other. The incorporation of the microscope in biology has enabled the early scientists to examine various objects closely to monitor and understand their physical structure in depth.
The history is evident that there have been a lot of continuous alterations in the design and the functioning of the microscope. Decades ago, scientists have been successful in manufacturing different types of microscopes that serve different purposes by their subjective specifications. The binocular compound microscope is the latest concept that has been introduced to examine various objects closely while possessing two eyepieces on the single microscope that assist in significantly reducing the eye strain of the user.
The majority of microscopes being sold in the contemporary era are the binocular microscopes; however, a different type of microscope has different interplay between the lenses. A compound microscope, for instance, shows a 2D image from a single optical path, whereas a stereo microscope usually displays separate images to the right and the left eye by the means of the two different optical paths, and overlays both the images to create a single 2D or 3D image. Also, if we talk about the comparison microscope, it is used to have two different images for both the eyes so that a comparison could be made between both the samples.
It is vital to have a profound knowledge in regards to the particular item before implementing it in the practical processes. Thus, let us talk about a few of the technical specification of the binocular compound microscope:
The body of this product is comparatively sturdy to its counterparts, which comprised of a stable base, and consists of the usual focus adjustment controls.
As the name suggests, the eyepiece of the product is paired and is of high-quality as well. The least field number required for the eyepiece is 18, and it must be platonic. Also, it should be kept in mind that the diopter adjustment should be available on one or both the eyepieces, or somewhere on the eyepiece tube.
There must be two objectives namely 10x and 40x, and the imported objectives must possess numerical apertures of 0.25 and 0.65 for the 10x and 40x objective respectively.
4. Nose piece
There should be a revolving nose piece to control at least three objectives with click stops. For the rotation of the nose piece, the ball bearing mechanism should be installed to achieve smooth and accurate alignment. Also, the ribbed grip must be entailed for easy rotation of the neckpiece.
All in all, it should not be forgotten that microscopes are delicate and expensive instruments that are used in the labs and various research institutions for a precise analysis of the objects, hence good care and mantainence of these devices should be ensures to maximize the longevity.