What is the highest TEM magnification?

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Up to about 750,000 times. Strictly, it is not magnification that matters with any microscope. There is no practical value in enlarging an image if the enlargement reveals no further detail, but just makes the blur bigger!

The critical factor is resolution, which is a measure of the detail that can be discerned in the image. A transmission electron microscope (TEM) has, at best, a resolution of about 1 nm, which means that objects closer than 1 nanometer apart cannot be distinguished. This is about 100 times the best resolution available using a light microscope.

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Scanning tunneling microscopes have resolutions at the atomic level.

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Electron Microscope

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