This overview image shows freeze-dried mango fruit pieces at different magnifications. 20x and 60x in a light microscope (LM). 670x and 2700x in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The magnifications refer to the views on a 19 inch screen.
Light microscopy and especially scanning electron microscopy are ideally suited for quality control and product development.
Example: the taste of a product depends strongly on the particle size. Size distributions of powders – can be ideally captured and quantified by microscopy and image processing.