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Postby mistique » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:26 am

Hey everyone,
I am stuck on a question that i have no idea about.

It says: "You wish to carry out some research on molecular structure. What advantage might it be to use a synchrotron, compared the light and electron microscopes currently in use?"

I have searched in my textbook and the internet but i can't find the answer. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me.
Much appreciated too.
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Postby othergordon11 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:07 pm

You can get X-ray diffraction from a synchrotron.
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Postby g0ld3n88 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:13 pm

Synchrotron cameras have a more concentrated light beam by using magnetic fields and having it's giant size, meaning that the magnification and detail is much better as opposed to other microscopes.
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Postby JackBean » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:26 am

You are always limited by the vawelength of your beam, so if you had light, no matter, how concentrated it could be, you will always be limited by its vawelength...

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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