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Maximum number of magnifications for a microscope

  1. Feb 7, 2004 #1
    Don't know where to post this, I hope is in the right place. What's the maximum number of magnifications that a microscope (of any class) has achieved to date? I want concrete ciphers
    For example this ETEC Autoprobe http://www.amenex.com/webpage/autprobe.htm
    achieves 5000 magnifications, though I'm sure that there are microscopes even more powerful

    Updated: The Ergonom500 optical microscope allows more than 10000 magnifications
    http://www.grayfieldoptical.com/gfstore.html

    More updated: this page talks about a scanning electron microscope of approx. 30000 magnifications
    www.dal.ca/~irm/equip.html

    The environmental SEM achieves 50000 magnifications
    www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/esem.html

    A TEM-CCD can achieve 200000 magnifications
    http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/microscopy/index.php?Page=2144



    The Hitachi S-5000 can achieve 800000 magnifications. Amazing...
    http://biology.berkeley.edu/EML/equipment.html

    "A modern electron microscope can achieve 1500000 magnifications"
    http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~wfgale/intro_metals/section2.htm

    The Hitachi HD-2000 STEM achieves 5000000 magnifications
    http://www.ces.clemson.edu/earnest/0602pages/html_pages/building.htm

    The JEM-2010F reaches 8000000 magnifications. What a beast!
    http://www.nusnni.nus.edu.sg/equipmentFOE1.htm
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2004
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