light microscope

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
binocular microscope - a light microscope adapted to the use of both eyes
compound microscope - light microscope that has two converging lens systems: the objective and the eyepiece
eyepiece, ocular - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
magnifying glass, simple microscope, hand glass - light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image; "the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250"
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
dark-field microscope, ultramicroscope - light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes
References in periodicals archive ?
Against this backdrop, Shinya Inoue and his mentor, Katsuma Dan, of Tokyo University, insisted on making observations on healthy, living cells, using the light microscope and non-invasive optical means to enhance contrast and highlight specific cell structures.
With this system, the plastic sections can be observed under a light microscope from low magnifications to magnifications that are high enough to clearly observe the structure of interest.
In addition, polarized light microscopes are bulky, heavy (weighing more than 20 pounds), and expensive ($10,000 to $20,000 or more).
Prepared slides were allowed to air dry and examined under a light microscope, and photomicrographs were taken.
Polarized light microscopes are now optimized to offer extreme resolution of pharmaceutical products.
In addition to developing the crowd-sourced gaming platform that allows players to assist in identifying malaria in cells imaged under a light microscope, Ozcan's research group created an automated algorithm for diagnosing the same images using computer vision, as well as a novel hybrid platform for combining human and machine resources toward efficient, accurate and remote diagnosis of malaria.
has launched the QBC ParaLens Advance, a breakthrough product that can easily upgrade any compound light microscope for LED fluorescence microscopy.
All diagnostic methods are addressed, including the light microscope as well as genetic, molecular, and immunologic modalities and interpretation of cytologic specimens.
The 6000ILM AFM is an atomic force microscopy platform and a state-of-the-art research solution that is said to seamlessly integrate the capabilities of an AFM with those of an inverted light microscope or an inverted confocal microscope.
introduces new functions for the Axio CSM 700 confocal light microscope.
He added: "For many years electron microscopes have enabled us to look in minute detail at structures too small for a light microscope but until now we could only study dry or dried samples.
Two other scientists were nominated for lifetime achievement - Belgian Erik de Clercq for landmark contributions to antiviral treatment, including the standard drug cocktail' for HIV patients, and German Stefan Hell for developing a powerful light microscope which led to breakthroughs in medicine.