Abbe condenser

Abbe condenser
Ab·be condenser 'äb-ə-, 'ab-ē- n an adjustable substage lens used as a condenser for a compound microscope
Abbe Ernst Karl (1840-1905)
German physicist. Abbe was a professor of physics and mathematics, a director of astronomical and meteorological observatories, and a research director at an optical works. He made a great number of improvements in the design of the microscope. He introduced the apochromatic lens system in 1868, his condenser for compound microscopes in 1870, and an oil immersion lens in 1878.

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Ab·be condenser (ahґbə) [Ernst Karl Abbe, German physicist, 1840–1905] see under condenser.

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  • Abbe condenser — noun a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes • Hypernyms: ↑condenser, ↑optical condenser * * * ˈäbə , ˈabē noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after Ernst Abbe died 1905 German physicist : an adjustable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abbe condenser — /ah beuh, ab ee/ Optics. a combination of two or three lenses having a large aperture and used as a condenser for a compound microscope. [named after Ernst Abbe (1840 1905), German physicist] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Condenser (microscope) — A condenser is one of the main components of the optical system of many transmitted light compound microscopes. A condenser is a lens that serves to concentrate light from the illumination source that is in turn focused through the object and… …   Wikipedia

  • Abbe , Ernst — (1840–1905) German physicist Abbe, who was born in Eisenach (now in Germany), came from poor parents but managed to become a lecturer at the University of Jena, where in 1886 he collaborated with Carl Zeiss, a supplier of optical instruments to… …   Scientists

  • Abbe number — Optics. the reciprocal of the dispersive power of a substance. Also called nu value, relative dispersion. [see ABBE CONDENSER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Abbé — Ernst K., German physicist, 1840–1905. See Abbé condenser …   Medical dictionary

  • Abbe number — Optics. the reciprocal of the dispersive power of a substance. Also called nu value, relative dispersion. [see ABBE CONDENSER] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abbe, Ernst — ▪ German physicist born Jan. 23, 1840, Eisenach, Grand Duchy of Saxe Weimar Eisenach died Jan. 14, 1905, Jena, Ger.       physicist whose theoretical and technical innovations in optical theory led to great improvements in microscope design (such …   Universalium

  • condenser — 1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid, or a liquid to a solid. 2. In dentistry, a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; …   Medical dictionary

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