Dark field light microscope lab 3 Flashcards


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What is principle behind dark field microscopy?

Opposite of light microscopy undiffracted light doesn't pass through specimen resulting in bright image against dark background useful in viewing UNSTAINED organisms

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When would you use dark field microscopy

Wen observing unstained living microorganisms or microorganisms that are hard to stain and spirochetes that are poorly defined in bright field

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Bright field

Uses light from lamp under stage to focus in plane of specimen

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Dark field

Condenser forms hollow cone of light objective lense sits in dark hollow cone and light travels around objective lense like backlighting

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What is function of abbé condenser in dark field microscopy

Directs light away makes dark

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Function of dark field stop

To turn the compound microscope into a dark field microscope

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How is compound mic turned into dark field mic

Fitting it with dark field condenser that has a resolving power greater than the objective
Light now passing through the specimen is diffracted and enters objective lense whereas undiffracted light doesn't results in bright image against dark background