microscopy

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  • microscopy
    • electron microscopes
      • radiation used; electron beams
      • max magnification; ~ 2,000,000 times
      • resolution; 0.2nm
      • size of microscope; very large not portable
      • used to see internal structures within cells
      • cost; several £100,000 to £1m plus
    • light microscopes
      • radiation used; light rays
      • max magnification; ~ 1500 times
      • resolution; 200nm
      • size of microscope; small and portable
      • cost; ~ £100 for a school one
      • used to see individual cell and large subcellular structure; nuclei

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