Microscopy F211 1.1

OCR AS biology
F211 (Unit 1)
Chapter 1, Sub-section 1

Microscopy; electron vs light microscopes, resolution, magnification. 

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  • Microscopes
    • Light microscopes
      • Maximum magnification: x1500
      • Maximum resolution: 200nm
      • Staining required
      • 2D
    • Electron microscopes
      • Maximum magnification: x500,000
      • Maximum resolution: 0.5nm
      • SEM are 3D
      • TEM are 2D
    • Magnification
      • Size of image//real size of object
    • Resolution
      • The degree of detail that can be seen in an image. The ability to distinguish between two points as they get closer together.

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