Light and Electron Microscopes

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Biology 2 - The Building Blocks of Cells

Early 17th Century

When were "Light Microscopes" invented?

1930's

When were "Electron Microscopes" invented?

Small, single celled organisms and cells that make up larger life

What can be seen in a light microscope?

Uses glass lenses to refract light and produce a magnified image

How does a light microscope work?

No, electron microscopes have a greater magnification

Do light microscopes have a greater magnification than electron microscopes?

As the wavelength of electrons is smaller than the wavelength of light meaning it can penetrate further

Why do electron microscopes have greater magnification?

It shines a beam of electrons through a sample

How does an electron microscope work?

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