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8450-Cover Glass

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8450-Cover Glass

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  • Comes in 0.13 – 0.17 mm thickness
PART  No. Size (mm) Pack Qty.
8450-18 18 x 18 50
8450-20 20 x 20 50
8450-22 22 x 22 50
8450-24 24 x 24 50
8450-22-A 22 x 32 50
8450-24-A 24 x 50 50

Here are common uses of cover glass in microscopy:

  1. Specimen Protection:
    • Applications: Cover glass protects delicate specimens on microscope slides from damage, contamination, and distortion. It creates a barrier between the microscope objective lens and the sample.
  2. Flattening Specimens:
    • Applications: Cover glass helps flatten and spread out specimens evenly, reducing the chances of uneven focus or distortion during microscopy.
  3. Microscopic Observation:
    • Applications: Cover glass allows for clear and detailed microscopic observation by providing a smooth optical surface for the microscope objective to focus on.
  4. Immersion Microscopy:
    • Applications: In immersion microscopy, cover glass is often used in conjunction with immersion oil to reduce light refraction and improve the resolution of high-magnification objectives.
  5. Preservation of Specimens:
    • Applications: Cover glass can be used to protect and preserve specimens in liquid or mounting media, preventing them from drying out and maintaining their structural integrity.
  6. Microscopic Imaging:
    • Applications: Cover glass enables the capture of high-quality microscopic images by ensuring that the specimen is positioned close to the microscope objective for optimal imaging.
  7. High-Resolution Microscopy:
    • Applications: For high-resolution microscopy techniques, such as confocal microscopy or super-resolution microscopy, cover glass is essential to achieve fine detail and clarity in imaging.
  8. Fluorescence Microscopy:
    • Applications: Cover glass is commonly used in fluorescence microscopy to minimize the distance between the specimen and the objective lens, optimizing the detection of fluorescent signals.
  9. Long-Term Storage:
    • Applications: Cover glass helps protect specimens on slides during long-term storage, preventing contamination and preserving the quality of the sample.
  10. Tissue Culture:
    • Applications: Cover glass is utilized in cell culture applications for examining cell monolayers, ensuring optimal conditions for observing cell morphology and behavior.
  11. Live Cell Imaging:
    • Applications: In live cell imaging, cover glass is used to create a microenvironment suitable for observing dynamic cellular processes while providing a protective barrier for the cells.
  12. Education and Training:
    • Applications: Cover glass is used in educational settings to teach students about proper slide preparation and microscopy techniques.
  13. Darkfield Microscopy:
    • Applications: Cover glass is employed in darkfield microscopy to enhance contrast and visualize specimens with minimal background interference.
  14. Phase Contrast Microscopy:
    • Applications: In phase contrast microscopy, cover glass is used to create a thin optical path, allowing for the visualization of transparent or low-contrast specimens.
  15. Standardization:
    • Applications: Cover glass adheres to standardized sizes (e.g., 22 mm x 22 mm) to ensure compatibility with microscope objectives and stages, promoting consistency in microscopy practices.
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