|From "The Microscope and its Revelations" Carpenter,
1891: Hertel's Microscope, 1716
Light microscopes use light
waves to illuminate the sample and electron microscopes use
electrons to create an image of the sample.
are capable of much higher magnifications and have a greater
resolving power than a light microscope, allowing it to see
details within the smallest of samples.
This section will hopefully serve as a useful introduction
to the microscopes we use at the John Innes Centre (JIC)
and cover a brief history of Light and Electron Microscopy
and the various techniques used in this field of science.