Flashcards in B3.3.1 - Microscopy Deck (12)
What is forensic science?
The study of materials and situations related to crime.
Why do forensic scientists gather and study evidence?
They gather evidence to use in a court of law.
Name the 2 types of microscope used by forensic scientists.
1. Light microscope
2. Electron microscope.
What is meant by magnification?
How many times bigger a microscope image appears compared to the real object.
What is meant by resolution?
The ability of a microscope to distinguish between 2 close together objects.
What is the radiation source of a light microscope?
What is the radiation source of an electron microscope?
What is the total magnification of light microscopes?
x 1, 000
What is the total magnification of electron microscopes?
x1, 000, 000
Is the image seen down a light microscope a colour or black and white image?
Is the image seen down an electron microscope a colour or black and white image?
Black and white