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Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, Deanne Erdmann, MS, Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and James Denk, MA.

Tools of Magnification

The invention of the transmission electron microscope (TEM) in the mid-20th Century made it possible to view objects even tinier than cells, such as viruses. This type of microscope magnifies objects up to two million times by passing a beam of electrons through a very thin specimen and recording changes in the electron beam.

Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605