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An electron microscope is a type of microscope that produces an electronically-magnified image of a specimen for detailed observation. The electron microscope uses a particle beam of electrons to illuminate the specimen and create a magnified image of it. The microscope has a greater resolving power than a light-powered optical microscope, because it uses electrons that have wavelengths about 100,000 times shorter than visible light (photons), and can achieve magnifications of up to 2,000,000x, whereas light microscopes are limited to 2000x magnification.
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MSE 582 Transmission Electron Microscopy Skills
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28 Jan 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
Practical introduction to the operation of transmission electron microscopes. Microscope design and function; imaging and diffraction modes and image content; instrument operation. Required of all...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Metrology and Nanomaterials Characterization
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10 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...
Understanding Deformation Processes in Nanocrystalline Metals Through the Use of Real-time Electron Microscopy Techniques
03 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
It is has long been known that the grain size of a material has a substantial effect on its mechanical strength, through the
well-established Hall-Petch relationship. In the past decade or so,...
What Can the TEM Tell You About Your Nanomaterial?
26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
In this tutorial, I will present a brief overview of the ways that transmission electron microscopy can be used to characterize nanoscale materials. This tutorial will emphasize what TEM does...
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
14 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Echevarria Torres
The XPS (X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) it is also known as ESCA (Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis). This technique is based on the theory of the photoelectric effect that was...