Blueberry Powder

Freeze-dried blueberry fruit pieces in the microscope.The displayed magnifications are 20- & 60-fold in the light microscope (LM) and 170- & 1400-fold in the scanning electron microscope (SEM).

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Freeze-dried Mango

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.

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Spruce Wood

Spruce wood in a scanning electron microscope (view perpendicular to the trunk diameter). At high resolution, the circular pits are easy to see. Pits are thinner portions of the cell wall that allowing mass transfer between neighboring cells.

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Lime Crystals

Sometimes it’s worth taking a close-up: Although a layer of lime in a saucepan is really annoying – the growing lime crystals look really beautiful in a SEM!

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Magnification: 1250 foldImage width: 215 µm

Fly wings: quite hairy!

The wing of a housefly in the scanning electron microscope.Magnification: 900xImage width: 300µm

Tilia Pollen

Lime tree pollen in relief representation.

Imaging technique: scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 7000x.Pollen diameter: 33 µm.


Dried sourdough: the round starch grains are densely stacked (mixed rye bread).The starch can store water, enables gelatinization and is a very important ingredient for the metabolism of the yeast and lactic acid bacteria in the dough.

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Camomile Pollen

Pollen on one of the many yellow tubular flowers of a real camomile. Camomile flowers are used as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, against flatulence and as a stomachic. For example in camomile tea.

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