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For any microscope, the size of the smallest observable object is one-half the wavelength of the radiation used. For example, the smallest object observable with 400-nm light is 2 x 10−7 m. What is the smallest observable object for an electron microscope using electrons moving at 3.0 x 107 m/s?
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