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 »

Who invented the scanning electron microscope?

Ernst Ruska is credited with the design of the first electron microscope, and he built the first electron microscope with Max Knott in 1931. Sir Charles Oatley is considered to have led the resear... Read More »

How does a electron microscope work?

The scanning electron microscope (SEM) uses a beam of electrons (subatomic particles) to examine tiny specimens. The SEM has a large depth of field, allowing most of the specimen to be in focus at ... Read More »

What is a scanning electron microscope?

Developed in the 1940s, scanning electron microscopes enable users to examine items not possible with their standard cousins. Because it uses electromagnets instead of lenses, the scanning electron... Read More »