What is the difference between Light Microscope and Electron Microscope?

Light Microscope:

1. The radiation source (source of illumination) is light, wavelength 400-700 nm.

2. Lens is made of glass.

3. Not affected by magnetic field.

4. Maximum magnification 1500-2000 times.

5. Resolving power 0.1-0.2 nm.

6. Image is coloured (natural colour of object is seen).

Electron Microscope:

1. Radiation source is electrons, wavelength about 0.005nm.

2. Lens is electromagnetic.

3. Affected by magnetic field.

4. Maximum magnification 1, 60,000 to 2, 50,000 times.

5. Resolving power 200-300 nm.

6. Image is black and white.