Types of Microscopes

Types of Microscopes

A good microscope should have three properties: Good resolution: Resolution power refers to the ability to produce separate images of closely placed objects so that they can be distinguished as two separate entities. The resolution power of: The unaided human … Read more

Confocal Microscope

Confocal Microscope

Introduction and History of the Confocal Microscope The concept of confocal microscopy was initially developed by Marvin Minsky in the 1950s, at Harvard University with an aim of viewing the neural network without staining the tissues but it did not … Read more

Inverted Microscope

Inverted Microscope

Introduction and History of the Inverted Microscope Invented in 1850 by a faculty member of Medical College of Louisiana, named J. Lawrence Smith, this microscope just like it sounds is a light microscope which has its components placed in an … Read more

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

The first Scanning Electron Microscope was initially made by Mafred von Ardenne in 1937 with an aim to surpass the transmission electron Microscope. He used high-resolution power to scan a small raster using a beam of electrons that were focused … Read more

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) definition This is a powerful electron microscope that uses a beam of electrons to focus on a specimen producing a highly magnified and detailed image of the specimen. The magnification power is over 2 million times … Read more

Pocket Microscope

Pocket Microscope

Pocket Microscope Definition This is a microscope that has a special design that is small and portable, hence the name ‘pocket’. They are pocket-size but some are a bit larger. Their size is too small to hold a mirror to … Read more

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Definition The atomic force microscope (AFM) is a type of scanning probe microscope whose primary roles include measuring properties such as magnetism, height, friction. The resolution is measured in a nanometer, which is much more accurate and effective than the … Read more