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.
- Photo courtesy of the CDC/14235/Cynthia Goldsmith.
- Moreno, N., Tharp, B., Erdmann, D, Rahmati Clayton, S., and Denk, J. (2012) The Science of Microbes Teacher’s Guide. Baylor College of Medicine: Houston. ISBN: 978-1-888997-54-5
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