Synchrotron microscopes

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    • #7031
      mistique
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      Hey everyone,
      I am stuck on a question that i have no idea about.

      It says: "You wish to carry out some research on molecular structure. What advantage might it be to use a synchrotron, compared the light and electron microscopes currently in use?"

      I have searched in my textbook and the internet but i can’t find the answer. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me.
      Much appreciated too.

    • #69491
      othergordon11
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      You can get X-ray diffraction from a synchrotron.

    • #95694
      g0ld3n88
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      Synchrotron cameras have a more concentrated light beam by using magnetic fields and having it’s giant size, meaning that the magnification and detail is much better as opposed to other microscopes.

    • #95808
      JackBean
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      You are always limited by the vawelength of your beam, so if you had light, no matter, how concentrated it could be, you will always be limited by its vawelength…

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