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  • Microscopes
    • Light Mircoscopes
      • Use glass microscopes to refract light rays to create an actual image
      • Specimins need to be stained so they are easier to see
        • Different cell parts absorb more stain than others so we can distinguish them
      • Greatest Resolution: 200 nm
      • Greatst Magnification: x1400
    • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
      • Guides electrons to go through a thin specimin
      • Greatest magnification: x300,000
      • Greatest Resolution: 0.5 nm
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    • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
      • Bounces electrons off a specimin surface coated with large ions
      • Greatest magnification: x300,000
      • Greatest Resolution: >0.5 nm
    • Magnification
      • The number of times greater an image is than the actual object
      • Size of image/ actual size of object
    • Resolution:
      • The ability to distinguish between two objects very close together; the hihger the resolution, the greater detail can be seen


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