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Description:In this historic 1966 image, laboratory technician Russel Carver, was shown seated at his U.V. microscope, while in the background you’ll note the projection of a fluorescent-stained photomicrograph.
Using the shorter wavelengths of ultraviolet light, the U.V. microscope provides a higher resolution image than conventional light microscopes. U.V. scopes use quartz lenses rather than glass lenses, for the latter are more opaque to the ultraviolet wavelengths, preventing the formation of hi-res imagery. The use of fluorescent staining techniques, also exploits the use of U.V. light in the identification of numerous organisms, which could not be seen under conventional light microscopy.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Egan
Creation Date:1966
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