Light microscope vs Electron microscopes

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  • Created on: 15-09-12 21:09

Light microscope: 

It uses light of a wavelength 400-700 nm. 

It is focused using glass lenses.

It can be used on living or non-living specimen, supported on a glass slide.

Maximum resolution: 200 nm

Maximum magnification: x1500

Electron Microscopes: 

They use electron beam of a wavelength 0.005 nm.

They are focused using magnets.

The image is formed on a screen or


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