How big is an electron microscope?

Answer A typical scanning electron microscope covers a footprint of several square feet. The microscope itself--column, specimen chamber, secondary electron detector and liquid nitrogen dewar--is a few fe... Read More »

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What is an electron microscope?

An electron microscope is a scientific device that uses a beam of electrons to see microscopic objects beyond the light microscope limit of about 1000x. As a result, the device can get four types t... Read More »

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How does the electron microscope work?

Electron microscopes can be used to see objects too small for "normal" microscopes. Electron beams can be focused on areas smaller than a nanometer, or one billionth of a millimeter. SEMs and TEMs ... Read More »

When did the electron microscope get discovered?

The first practical electron microscope, capable of magnifying objects 7,000 times, was invented by James Hillier and Albert Prebus in 1937. However, the concept was pioneered by German scientist E... Read More »