The Curious Case of Microscope Development
Are you the one juggling around to be a scientist? Is the tiny world of organism, you only fancy? What on this heavenly planet is keeping you from one by yourself? Believe it or not, the perks of being a scientist are maximum. Don’t shed an eyelid! To set you right with the basics, we’ve compiled an exclusive blog, all for you! Enough reasons to cherish, people! We tell you, you’re already going head over heels at this thought, aren’t you? Are you ready for the new venture? Then pack up your assets, get supercharged and reincarnate yourself as the lord of microscopy!
Before we kick start the booster session, let us teach you how to make a simple at home. Yes, you heard that right! With simple logic and with the help of some spare parts at home, you can build a simple microscope, all for free!
Two magnifying glasses, one paper sheet, and a flat surface, is all what you need to build your own simple microscope. How? The procedure is a lifeline for the aspirants. Simply hold one magnifying glass just a little above the sheet of paper. Now that you’ve the text on paper sheet magnified a bit, you need to place a second magnifying glass between your eye and the first magnifying glass. Move the position of second glass closer or far to get the sharp focus. You’d observe that the magnifying intensifies with the second magnifying glass. This is it!
Now that you know how to make a microscope, you must also some knick-knacks of the image quality. Perfection matters a lot in the microscopy business. If the result is vague, nobody can adjudge the state of the object being scanned. Below mentioned are some of the factors that affect the image quality, adversely or otherwise!
Brightness: How would it be for you to identify objects in the dark? The experience is a pain-in-the-neck, we tell you! To get the perfect details of the object, it is essential that the object is illuminated. The brightness can be altered by changing the numerical aperture of the microscope and also by changing the voltage of rheostat. A complete dark or a complete bright image can be strain to eyes.
Resolution: It defines the quality of the image. Pixels are the small square boxes that can be very close to each other to be seen as one point. The closer they are, the better! Earlier, clarity of the object didn’t matter a lot. But nowadays, it is all that a geek would want in his/her smartphone. The resolution is expressed in megapixel unit.
Contrast: Sometimes it gets difficult to identify the edges of the three dimensional object. This is where contrast that differentiates the light between adjacent areas of the sample comes to play a role. It can be varied by changing the intensity of light and the diaphragm aperture. Missing out on this can weigh heavy on you! We bet!