Monthly Archives: February 2015

Looking Down and Looking Through: The Optics of a Microscope 2: The Objectives

As well as numerical aperture (which I’ll cover in a future blog post), the other pieces of information found etched into the barrel of an objective lens include the magnification and the optical correction. There are many different types of …

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Looking Down and Looking Through: The Optics of a Microscope 1: The Eyepieces

Although the modern microscope is an array of optics, mirrors and lenses, in general, there are only two set of optics which are adjusted and changed by the user when viewing samples- the eyepieces and the objectives. For optimal viewing …

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Introducing our new SEM: cutting-edge technology means no-compromise quality control

We’re very proud to introduce the latest member of our team! Our brand-new TESCAN VEGA3 SBH scanning electronic microscope is now installed and fully operational at Agar headquarters. Under the supervision of our full-time, in-house SEM operator, it’s already hard …

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Fluorescence: What, Why, Where and How

Being a researcher, you will no doubt be aware of fluorescence microscopy. You may be using this tool already, or beginning work in the field, but either way, I hope you gain further insight into this field after reading this …

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