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Crystal gazing in optical microscopy

Fraser, Scott E. (2003) Crystal gazing in optical microscopy. Nature Biotechnology, 21 (11). pp. 1272-1273. ISSN 1087-0156. doi:10.1038/nbt1103-1272.

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For most of the three centuries after Hooke introduced optical microscopy, refinement of the instrumentation and approach made microscopes more convenient than anything else. A modern reader of Hooke's classic treatise Micrographia (ca. 1655) has no problem in visualizing the instrument employed; as in modern microscopes, a light source, an objective lens and an eyepiece were used to project an image magnified a 100-fold to a 1,000-fold into a human eye. This range of magnifications and resolution (~200 nm) has brought cellular morphology and tissue structure into view and made optical microscopy the perfect partner for biological investigation.

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Official Citation:Fraser, S. E. (2003). Crystal gazing in optical microscopy. [10.1038/nbt1103-1272]. Nat Biotech, 21(11), 1272-1273.
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