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Light and Electron Microscopes
Biology 2 - The Building Blocks of Cells
Early 17th Century
When were "Light Microscopes" invented?
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?