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Question of the day

Post by burningredphoenix » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:01 pm

what type of microscope makes it easier to see the smallest obbjucts as they are, not as refined versions of the actual image?

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Post by Carolynparsons » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:56 pm

electron microscopes

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wrong, you're too vague

Post by burningredphoenix » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:59 pm

what type of electron microscope

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Post by canalon » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:48 pm

The question is: what do you call "what they are" vs "as refined versions of what they are"?

If you mean giving you a direct image of your samples vs an interpretation (via a detector) only light microscopes are fit.

Otherwise I don't really see where to draw the line between what samples are and when they are refined versions... Probably TEM is Non refined, while SEM needs more interpretations and wouldn't fit your description.

A page that explain the differences is here

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Post by burningredphoenix » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:40 pm

ok i phrased the question badly. but my answer was sem

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Post by canalon » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:19 pm

How but then why would you exclude Scanning tunneling microscopy or Atomic force microscopy?
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:04 pm

LOL, Patrick, you could teach microscope anatomy. AP ;)
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