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In what situation(s) would the use of a scanning electron microscope be ideal, and why?

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A scanning electron microscope is an instrument that magnifies an object using a beam of electronic passed and bent through a lens system to visualize a specimen. A scanning electron microscope can provide higher magnification, higher resolution, and more details than a light microscope. Through the use of an electron microscope, it can show the details of cell surface characteristics because of the beam of electrons which moves back and forth across a cell's surface.

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