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electron microscope

n.
Any of a class of microscopes that use electrons rather than visible light to produce magnified images, especially of objects having dimensions smaller than the wavelengths of visible light, with linear magnification approaching or exceeding a million (106).
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electron microscope

n
(General Physics) a powerful type of microscope that uses electrons, rather than light, and electron lenses to produce a magnified image
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elec′tron mi`croscope


n.
a microscope of extremely high power that uses beams of electrons focused by magnetic lenses instead of rays of light, the magnified image being formed on a fluorescent screen or recorded on a photographic plate.
[1930–35]
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electron microscope

An instrument that uses a beam of electrons to view objects that are too small to be seen with an ordinary microscope. As the electrons hit the object being viewed, other electrons are knocked loose from its surface and are picked up by a detector that converts them into a black and white image.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electron microscope - 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
electron gun - the electrode that is the source of electrons in a cathode-ray tube or electron microscope; consists of a cathode that emits a stream of electrons and the electrostatic or electromagnetic apparatus that focuses it
field-emission microscope - electron microscope used to observe the surface structure of a solid
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
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electron microscope

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electron microscope

nmicroscopio elettronico
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e·lec·tron mi·cro·scope

n. microscopio electrónico, microscopio visual y fotográfico en el cual los rayos electrónicos poseen la longitud de onda mil veces más corta que la luz visible.
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Growing need to study the external morphology has led to surge in demand for scanning electron microscopes. On the basis of product type, the scanning electron microscopes segment is expected to represent the highest revenue growth, accounting for a value of nearly US$ 850 Mn by the end of 2026.
Summary: Growing need to study the external morphology has led to surge in demand for scanning electron microscopes. On the basis of product type, the scanning electron microscopes segment is expected to represent the highest revenue growth, accounting for a value of nearly US$ 850 Mn by the end of 2026.
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ANH of Colombia awards major contract for core sample characterisation using Zeiss electron microscopes to map opportunities for oil and natural gas.
Recently, the development of transmission electron microscopes using highly coherent field-emission electron sources have made Gabor's original dream come true.
Engineering at Swansea University is the new home for one of the most technologically sophisticated electron microscopes in the UK Known as a cryo-scanning electron microscope, the device has an ultimate resolution of less than a billionth of a metre and will be used to carry out high level research and development in a range of sectors from healthcare and steel to printed electronics and solar cells.
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FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC), Hillsboro, Ore., a leading scientific instrumentation company providing electron microscopy systems for nanoscale applications across many industries, has released set of software applications that increase the throughput and ease-of-use of its electron microscopes for biological research.
"Graham Russell always believed that actions spoke louder than words, and that electron microscopes could be used to help science and industry with their work.
Previously, electron microscopes had trouble imaging single atoms lighter than carbon.

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