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Inverted microscope is quite different from the conventional microscopes that have been used for many centuries. Unlike traditional microscopes, the source of light and the condenser lens are above the specimen while the objective and turret are kept in the bottom. It is a pretty unique design considering in most types of microscopes the source of light is beneath the specimen to be observed.
History of Inverted Microscope
John Lawrence Smith who happened to be one of the faculty members of Tulane University is known to be the inventor of the inverted microscope. This has helped the researchers study large and living specimen with ease.
Differences between Inverted Microscope and Upright Microscope
In an upright microscope the specimen is observed by looking down while the specimen is observed by looking up in the inverted microscope. These types of the inverted microscope are widely used in the field of metallurgy as well as in the study of cell culture. It is very hard to study specimen that is in suspension in an upright microscope. But there is no problem in studying specimen in suspension in the upright microscope. It is also easier to observe large and heavy specimen in inverted microscope than an upright microscope.
Capabilities of Inverted Microscope
Using inverted microscope is the best option to study living specimen and metallurgical samples. In biology, the imaging of the process of cell division is done with the help of an inverted microscope. The microscope is designed in such a way that it is possible to maintain a living environment for the living specimen. It also helps the user to observe the living specimen for a longer period of time which is not possible with the help of a compound light microscope. Vacker Africa is a leading supplier of Measuring Instruments precisely Microscopes in Africa.
What are the disadvantages of an inverted microscope?
Inverted microscope are generally very costly compared to other types of upright microscopes. Only a few handfuls of engineering industries are manufacturing these types of microscopes which makes it pretty rare. It also has resulted in less competition in the market for appropriate pricing. The specimen are also not observed with containers of same quality and thickness as it happens for the compound microscope.