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  • Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 29 February 2012, Updated 10 December 2018 Size: 1.2 MB Referencing Hub media

    Different types of microscope have different resolving powers. Light microscopes let us distinguish objects as small as a bacterium. Electron microscopes have much higher resolving power – the most powerful allow us to distinguish individual atoms.

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