What microscopes are used in forensics?
Some of the commonly used light microscopes in forensic fields are compound microscope, polarizing light microscope, and stereomicroscope. Also, a number of electron microscopes including SEM and TEM as well as probe microscope such AFM are commonly used for forensic investigations.
Which type of microscope is most useful to forensic scientists and why?
Electron microscopes provide much higher magnifications. They are of two basic types – the Transmission Electron Microscope and the Scanning Electron Microscope. The latter has a much greater depth of field than the optical microscope. This instrument is very useful for forensic purposes.
How is a comparison microscope a useful tool in forensic science?
The comparison microscope is used in forensic sciences to compare microscopic patterns and identify or deny their common origin. Without this device, the identification of toolmarks and firearms would be such a cumbersome process that it would be carried out on a very limited basis.
Which microscope is most commonly used in forensics?
The stereoscopic microscope is the most frequently used and versatile microscope found in the crime laboratory.
Why do we need to study microscope?
The microscope is important because biology mainly deals with the study of cells (and their contents), genes, and all organisms. Some organisms are so small that they can only be seen by using magnifications of ×2000−×25000 , which can only be achieved by a microscope. Cells are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
How do we use a microscope to observe a specimen?
Look through the eyepiece (1) and move the focus knob until the image comes into focus. Adjust the condenser (7) and light intensity for the greatest amount of light. Move the microscope slide around until the sample is in the centre of the field of view (what you see).