The Cell: A Molecular Approach 7th Edition

Published by Sinauer Associates
ISBN 10: 160535290X
ISBN 13: 978-1-60535-290-9

Chapter 1 - An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - Question - Page 45: 8


Oil provides better resolution

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Resolution= 0.61/n, n= refractive index of the medium Refractive index of air= 1, Refractive index of oil= 1.4 Resolution with oil= 0.61/1.4= 0.435 um Resolution with air= 0.61/1= 0.61 um 0.61$\gt$0.435 Oil provides better resolution.
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