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Offline thedoc

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Dr. Erik Raichle asked the Naked Scientists:
   Hello, we want to examine and image people's skin for a microscopic Mite (70um). We first saw the Mite, by accident, on Sticky Tape that we applied to a person's leg. The microscope was set at 1000x. We could barely see it at 600x. And, we could not see it at all at 400x. Do you know of a technology that we could use to examine skin at that magnification?
What do you think?
« Last Edit: 25/01/2016 16:50:02 by _system »


 

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70 μm would be new record for the smallest mite.
1000x is about the limit of what is possible with an optical-microscope.

An electron-microscope has better magnification ...
http://www.sciencephoto.com/search?subtype=keywords&searchstring=SEM+mite+human
« Last Edit: 25/01/2016 18:15:47 by RD »
 

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