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The microscope is an instrument that magnifies the image of small objects such that they become observable by humans. Here, small (or microscopic) means below the spatial resolution of the human eye (around 100μm).

The history of the microscope

Light microscopes

Electron microscopes

Scanning

Transmission

Tunneling

Confocal microscopes

Other kinds of microscopes

Micro-CT

Magnetic Resonance Microscopy

Further reading