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Mon April 14, 2014 By: Sukrit Saha

What is the difference between electron microscope and compound microscope?

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Mon April 14, 2014

Difference between electron microscope and compound microscope

Compound microscope

Electron microscope

1. Uses glass lenses

1. Uses electromagnets

2. Uses a beam of light to illuminate the object

2. Uses a beam of electrons to illuminate the object

3. Internal vacuum is not required

3. Internal vacuum is essential

4. Magnifies the object about 2000 times

4. Magnifies the object over 200,000 times

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