Light microscopes

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  • Created by: Abby1907
  • Created on: 14-03-14 23:24

Light microscopes

Advantages

  • Cheap to purchase
  • Cheap to operate
  • Small + portable
  • Simple + easy sample preparation
  • Material rarely distorted by preparation
  • Vacuum is not required
  • Natural colour of sample maintained

Disadvantages

  • Magnifies objects up to 2000x only

Evaluation

Although it has many advantges the light microscope does not magnify anywhere near to the intensity that an electron microscope would.

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