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Different Types Of Oil Immersion!

Oil Immersions are mostly used to help in microscopic examination. They are used only when this is done at a high power by slowly increasing the resolving power.


There are mainly two types of Immersion oils. One is the Type A and the other is the Type B immersion oil. Type A is low viscosity and the type B is the high viscosity immersion oil. For different kinds of microscopy, different kindsof immersion oils are used.


The refractive indices of these oils are 1.515 +/- 0.002 at 23 degrees. They are easily removable and also may be mixed with for viscosities.


These immersion oils are stored in 15-30 degree Celsius. However, they should not be used when there some quality issues. Also, you should not use any contamination or detoriation oils.


Immersion Oil Types A and B with viscosities are recommended. High viscosity oil is used for inverted or slanted microscope stages.


For systems that have very short immersion system distance, low viscosity oil is recommended. These immersion oils are made of a very strong formula. They are made from stable, inert, not drying and soft hydrocarbons and also natural petroleum derivatives.


Here are some of the precautions you need to take care about:


~ The oils may have components of animal origin. Thus, you should not come in contact or ingest the oil.


~ Also, the oils are only for in vitro diagnostic use only. You have to be properly trained to use this oil and only the laboratory personnel can use this.


~ You can refer to the guidelines before using the product.


~ Sterilize bio hard waste before you dispose of them.


~ Also, you should not shake the oil bottle because the image quality may be affected.


~ You should not leave the oil exposed to oil.


So when you are using the immersion oils, you have to test the grade of the oils before using them. Also theses oil bottles should be clear and colorless.

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