Today, the cost of an upper echelon field emission scanning electron microscope, with accessories, is approaching $1 million. This can be out of range for most laboratories.
Also question is, what magnification is needed to see red blood cells?
Most educational-quality microscopes have a 10x (10-power magnification) eyepiece and three objectives of 4x, 10x and 40x to provide magnification levels of 40x, 100x and 400x. Magnification of 400x is the minimum needed for studying cells and cell structure.
What kind of microscope is used in high school?
These are the most popular microscopes used in high schools around the world. High school compound microscopes will always have magnification of 40x, 100x, and 400x. Many of the high school microscopes will also have 1000x magnification.
What are the different types of microscopes?
Some microscopes provide greater resolution with lower magnification and vice versa, and they range in cost from tens to thousands of dollars.
- Simple Microscope.
- Compound Microscope.
- Stereo Microscope.
- Confocal Microscope.
- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
- Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)