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 What is the smallest thing seen by an electron microscope?

Answer Professor Robert Sinclair of Stanford University says that transmission electron microscopes currently, as of the early 21st century, have a resolution of 0.07 nanometers, which can see a single at... Read More »
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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 »
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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 »
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What is a scanning electron microscope used for?

A scanning electron microscope is used to take detailed images of items that can't be seen by the naked eye, such as pollen grains. The scanning electron microscope takes detailed images that appe... Read More »
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What is a transmission electron microscope used for?

According to the Nobel Prize organization, the transmission electron microscope, which employs electrons instead of light to produce high-resolution images, is used primarily to study metals, miner... Read More »
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