What is an electron microscope used to study?

Answer An electron microscope is used in biological and medical research to study the complex organization of cell components like mitochondria, membranes and ribosomes. It is also used to study the struc... Read More »

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What is an electron microscope?

An electron microscope is a scientific device that uses a beam of electrons to see microscopic objects beyond the light microscope limit of about 1000x. As a result, the device can get four types t... Read More »

How big is an electron microscope?

A typical scanning electron microscope covers a footprint of several square feet. The microscope itself--column, specimen chamber, secondary electron detector and liquid nitrogen dewar--is a few fe... Read More »

How does the electron microscope work?

Electron microscopes can be used to see objects too small for "normal" microscopes. Electron beams can be focused on areas smaller than a nanometer, or one billionth of a millimeter. SEMs and TEMs ... Read More »

Where was the electron microscope made?

The electron microscope was created in 1938 at the University of Ontario in Canada. Two graduate students, James Hillier and Albert Prebus, were the first to create a working electron microscope, a... Read More »