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Light and Electron Microscopy - Elizabeth M. Slayter

Paperback Published: 29th March 1993
ISBN: 9780521339483
Number Of Pages: 332

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Optical and electron microscopes are often used effectively despite little knowledge of the relevant theory or even of how a particular type of microscope functions. Eventually however proper use interpretation of images and choices of specific applications demand an understanding of fundamental principles. This book describes the principles of operation of each type of microscope currently available and of use to biomedical and materials scientists explains the mechanisms of image formation (contrast and its enhancement) accounts for ultimate limits on the size of observable details (resolving power and resolution) and finally provides an account of Fourier optical theory. Principles behind the photographic methods used in microscopy are described and there is some discussion of image processing methods. Throughout the text emphasises the underlying similarity of all microscope systems and recognising that biologists may often be uncomfortable with mathematical approaches every effort has been made to present concepts verbally. Where mathematical treatment is indispensible the nature of its contribution is made explicit.

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List of common abbreviations used
Light and electrons
Wave interactions
Interference effects and diffraction patterns
Polarized light
Imaging: microscopy and diffraction
The light microscope
Imaging of phase objects
Polarizing microscopy
Prospects of biological X-ray microscopy
The conventional transmission electron microscope
Scanning microscopes
Aspects of practical electron microscopy
The quest for ultimate EM resolution
Innovations in microscope development
Appendix: image location
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521339483
ISBN-10: 0521339480
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 29th March 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48