Definition of Electron microscope

1. Noun. A microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light.

Terms within: Electron Gun
Specialized synonyms: Field-emission Microscope
Generic synonyms: Microscope

Definition of Electron microscope

1. Noun. Any of several forms of microscope that use a beam of electrons rather than one of light and thus has a much greater resolving power ¹

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Medical Definition of Electron microscope

1. A microscope (device used to magnify small objects) which beams electrons at and through the object of interest instead of light beams. Instead of a glass lens to bend the light, a powerful magnet is used to bend the electron beam. The microscope can only be operated in a vacuum. This type of microscope provides the greatest resolution of extremely small details available and has been used to see individual atoms in an object or substance. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electron Microscope

electron cyclotron emission
electron cyclotron heating
electron density
electron diffraction
electron donor
electron gun
electron guns
electron image
electron interferometer
electron interferometry
electron lens
electron magneton
electron micrograph
electron micrographs
electron microprobe
electron microscope (current term)
electron microscopes
electron microscopic
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electron multiplier
electron neutrino
electron neutrinos
electron number
electron optical axis
electron optical system
electron optics
electron orbit
electron pair
electron paramagnetic resonance
electron probe

Literary usage of Electron microscope

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"This demonstrates the high concentration of filaments, 100 to 125 A in diameter, in the clear region (x 41000). electron microscope, a large circular region ..."

2. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"In the electron microscope such fibrils were shown to be only 600-900 A in diameter, far below the resolving power of the light microscope. ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"An auger spectrometer is similar to a scanning electron microscope. The electron beam provides for high spatial resolution of auger data and also provides a ..."

4. Stabilization of Arsenic Wastes by Max Taylor, Robert Fuessle (1995)
"... 1.0 2.0 5.7 Scanning electron microscope study Scanning electron microscope photographs and elemental dot maps are presented in Figures 5-22 to 5-26. ..."

5. Visualizing Chemistry: The Progress and Promise of Advanced Chemical Imaging by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"One of the most important forms that EM technology takes is the transmission electron microscope (TEM). The TEM operates much like a slide projector in the ..."

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