21st November 2019


Can a live specimen be examined with a electron microscope?

Why can you not use electron microscopes to view live specimens? Because the process used to prepare the specimen to be viewed would kill the specimen. What is the disadvantage of an electron microscope? Because it cannot be used to view live specimens.

What type of specimen can be viewed on an electron microscope?

The electron microscope is a type of microscope that uses a beam of electrons to create an image of the specimen. It is capable of much higher magnifications and has a greater resolving power than a light microscope, allowing it to see much smaller objects in finer detail.