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the Brick Microscope

Electron microscopes can resolve more detail than optical microscopes because electrons have a shorter wavelength than photons. And in general the bigger the particle, the higher its energy and the shorter the wavelength.

So for a really high resolution microscope, why not use bricks? Throw a coherent stream of bricks at your sample and put a brick detector behind it.

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