Microscope with which atoms can be seen

In summary, the cheapest microscope that can see atoms is the Thor Labs educational AFM kit, which costs around $13,000 and has a resolution of 10 nm. However, to observe atoms in a solid, a resolution of at least 0.1 nm is needed, which may require a higher budget for the vacuum system and surface preparation.
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Summary: What is the cheapest microscope from which atoms can be seen in?
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What is the cheapest (no not a cheap one but the cheapest) microscope from which atoms can be seen in? I don't need a big zoom into an atom. If possible I would just a zoom enough to see atoms as tiny spheres no structure. Example bellow (this one has a high zoom but something similar).
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In order to achieve atomic rezolution with an Atomic Force Microscope you need to work in ultra high vacuum. The cost of the vacuum system may be much higher than that of the AFM itself. And you need to lean the surface and remove contamination. The images you can find are show images. You don't get such an image as a routine result. Don't expect that you get a system and you look at ordinary objects to see atoms.
 
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To give some context to @bigfooted's post, to observe atoms in a solid, you need resolution at least as low as 0.1nm.
 
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What an odd necropost. The OP is long gone.

The point remains - the operating environment and sample preparation cost a lot, likely much more than the microscope itself.
 
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