Immersion Oil Calculator

In microscopy, significant time and energy is spent optimizing sample preparation to ensure the resulting images are as exceptional as possible. But how much time do you spend thinking about the refractive index of your immersion oil? It turns out that immersion oil is an important piece of the puzzle!

The GE Healthcare Immersion Oil Calculator removes the guesswork by using information about your microscope, your sample, and the environment to calculate the refractive index oil that will minimize spherical aberration while maximizing contrast in your images. Once calculated, choose your oil from our selection of 15 grades with refractive indices between 1.510 and 1.534.

This calculator is designed for use with all microscope manufacturers, including our DeltaVision range of high- and super-resolution microscopy systems.

iPhone & iPad App - Available on the iTunes App Store
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