Microscope Power Statistics

This statistic measures the average amount by which the magnification power of microscopes differs from its stated value.

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"The first simple microscope was created by the father of microscopy, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, around 1674."

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"Modern light microscopes have a magnifying power of around 1500x to 2000x."

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"Most educational-quality microscopes have a 10x (10-power magnification) ocular lens."

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"The high power objective lens of a microscope usually has a magnification of 40x."

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"The oil immersion lens in a microscope typically provides up to 100x power."

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"The resolution limit of a light microscope is approximately 0.2 micrometers."

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"The first compound microscope was invented in the 1590s."

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"Scanning electron microscopes have a resolution of around 1 nanometer."

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"Atomic force microscopes (AFMs) can achieve resolution down to sub-nanometers, 1000 times powerful than optical microscopes."

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"The highest resolution ever achieved in optical microscopy is around 0.39 Angstroms."

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"A microscope objective’s power is often represented by a color ring for easy identification: 10x (yellow), 40x (blue), 100x (white)."

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"Some microscopes are capable of producing 3D images using Z-stack technology."

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"The first microscope to be developed was the optical microscope, although the original inventor is not easy to identify."

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"Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs) can magnify objects between 10,000 and 50,000,000 times larger."

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"In a practical sense, the highest attainable magnification in light microscopy is about 1000x to 1500x."

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"There is a 10x difference in magnification power between the standard eye-piece and the typical highest objective."

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"A standard light microscope has a magnification of up to 1500x."

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