Microscope timeline

Timeline created by noahevans
  • Gallileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei constructed a compound microscope with a convex and concave lens
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  • First microscope

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek makes a microscope for viewing biological specimens
  • John Marshal

    John Marshal develops a microscope base with an illumination system
  • Abbe sine condition

    Ernst Abbe discovers the Abbe sine condition/ improves microscope design
  • First electron microscope

    Ernst Ruska starts to build the first electron microscope
  • First field emission microscope

    Erwin Wihelm Muller invents field emission microscope
  • First field ion microscope

    Erwin Wihelm Muller invents the field ion microscope and is the first to see atoms
  • time-of-flight spectroscopy

    Erwin Wihelm Muller adds time-of-flight spectroscopy to the field ion microscope
  • kelvin probe force microscope

    Kelvin probe force microscope is invented