Immersion Oils

Refractive index, dispersion and temperature standardizations are the key specifications for optical clarity and high resolution. (Viscosity and other physical properties are directed toward specific applications and convenience of the user.)
Immersion oil specifications must meet the design requirements of old instruments and become the design criteria for new instruments. Without these specifications, it would be much harder for the microscopist to find the proper oil for his or her particular instruments’ requirements and optical imagery would suffer.