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What is the difference between of a light microscope and a electron microscope?

i am doing a report on the difference between
Question asked by: giiggl3sz

Asked on: 18 Sep 2008

The difference is in how they determine the image.

A light microscope simply uses light shone on an object to illuminate it and is less powerful than an electron microscope, which uses sophisticated technology to effectively feel a surface based on the differences in attraction between a fine metal stylus and the object in question allowing extreme detail to be resolved.

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Replied at: 25 Sep 2008
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