A slides It is a component of a microscope . This is called the piece on which is placed what is intended to observe .
Also mentioned as slide , It is a sheet or plate additional to the device itself. It should be remembered that a microscope is an instrument that, equipped with lenses , allows the visualization of elements that are too small to be registered with the naked eye.
The slide is usually a sheet of crystal . The objects or substances to be examined with the microscope must be placed on it.
Usually, the sample to be analyzed is placed on the slide and then the slide is placed under the microscope. There are also so-called coverslip , which are transparent sheets that are placed on the sample . Thus, in some cases the object is placed on the slide, then covered with the coverslip and finally observed through the microscope.
Although there are slides of various characteristics, the most common have 1 millimeter thick and measures of 75 x 22 mm . The researcher must put the sample (microorganisms , tissues, etc.) on its surface and then insert the slide into the microscope. If you need to secure the sample, you can also use a coverslip.
The slides with cavities , meanwhile, they have one or two holes designed for the observation of large specimens, such as minerals or insects . The cavities also help the visualization of particles that are in suspension.
Other slides present color bands on its edges. This detail facilitates the task of ID of the samples.