Origins: From Jungle to Lab.  The Story of Life's Complexity

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The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) uses an electron beam to create a magnified image. The beam knocks electrons loose from the surface of the sample, where they are counted by a detector to create the image.

 

 
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