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Charge-coupled device, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). This is a side view showing connecting wires. A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a sensor used to record images. It consists of an integrated circuit containing an array of linked, or coupled, capacitors. They are used in digital cameras, optical scanners and in astronomical telescopes. Magnification: x100 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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