A glass coverslip is a thin and flat piece of silicate/borosilicate glass which supports viewing samples under a microscope. It can be square or circular in shape available in various sizes/diameter. The usual square/or rectangular shape slips are of about 1 mm thick. The slips performs two key functions when working with the microscope. First, is that they prevent the specimen to come in direct contact with the objective lens, thereby preventing any damage to the lens. Second is keeping the specimen flat and evenly thick (especially in wet mounts) for viewing in high-resolution microscopes which have a very narrow focus region. A coverslip sealed on the microscopic slide using commercial sealants prevents contamination of the sample as well. Some versions are non corrosive and some are even made of unbreakable plastic. Since these are thin and transparent pieces of glasses they should be handled with great caution.



Brand: Fisher Scientific

Catalog No.: 1254582

Quantity/Unit: 10 Packs/Case

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Brand: SPL Life Sciences

Catalog No.: 20009

Quantity/Unit: 500/Case

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