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Homework Help: Electron Microscope

  1. Nov 29, 2006 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The highest achievable resolving power of a microscope is limited only by the wavelength used; that is, the smallest item that can be distinguished has dimensions about equal to the wavelength. Suppose one wishes to "see" inside an atom. Assuming the atom to have a diameter of 100 pm, this means that one must be able to resolve a width of, say, 10 pm. If an electron microscope is used, what minimum electron energy is required?

    2. Relevant equations
    I don't know.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't know how to begin with this problem.
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2006 #2

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