Light Microscopes

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Section 3 Cell Structure and Membranes

Light Microscopes 

  • They use light 
  • They have lower resolution than elcectron microscopes 
  • They have maximum resolution of about 0.2 mircometres (um) 
  • The maximum useful magnification of a light mircoscope is about x1500

Magnification Equation:  

Magnification = length of image/length of speciman 

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