Q: What is phase contrast microscopy?
A: Phase contrast microscopy is a process for employing an optical technique that can convert light pahse shifts passing through a transparent specimin to brightness changes in an image. This technique is used for precise examination of translucent, thin, low-contrast and challenging samples such as bacterias, tissue samples and cells.
Q: When would I need a phase contrast light microscope?
A: Advanced phase contrast microscopes are most commonly used for a wide variety of medical science applications, however they are also sometimes used for analysing bacterias and organic matter found in sewage/ water treatment amongst other things. We have included a list of some of the most common applications and industries that require phase contrast microscopy:
- Water & sewage treatment plants