Electron Microscope

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An Electron Microscope is a type of microscope that uses a beam of electrons to generate a magnified image of an object. The specimen under observation is illuminated by the incident beam of electrons to provide a fine image in comparison a light-powered optical microscope that has less resolving power than electron microscope. This happens because electrons have wavelengths about 100,000 times shorter than visible light (photons). Such microscopes use electrostatic and electromagnetic lenses that help an observer in controlling the electron beam. Due to its remarkable features, an electron microscope is utilized to examine a wide range of biological and inorganic specimens like microorganisms, cells, large molecules, biopsy samples, metals, and crystals amongst the others.