Light Microscopes - v - Electron Microscopes

  • Light microscopy
  • This is one of the oldest form of microscopy
  • Specimens are usually stained to make them visible
  • Light microscopes have started to be used again, because of technical advancements which are making them more efficient to use
  • This microscope is fairly cheap costing £100 - £500 pounds
  • Cheap to operate
  • Small and portable
  • Magnifies object up to 2000 times
  • Specimens can be living or dead
  • Light microscopes are compound microscopes. Which means that they use several lenses in order…


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