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an instrument used to obtain an enlarged image of small objects and reveal details of structure not otherwise distinguishable.
The light path of a darkfield microscope. From Hart and Shears, 1997.
acoustic microscope one using very high frequency ultrasound waves, which are focused on the object; the reflected beam is converted to an image by electronic processing.
binocular microscope one with two eyepieces, permitting use of both eyes simultaneously.
compound microscope one consisting of two lens systems whereby the image formed by the system near the object is magnified by the one nearer the eye.
darkfield microscope one so constructed that illumination is from the side of the field so that details appear light against a dark background.
electron microscope one in which an electron beam, instead of light, forms an image for viewing, allowing much greater magnification and resolution. The image may be viewed on a fluorescent screen or may be photographed. Types include scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
fluorescence microscope one used for the examination of specimens stained with fluorochromes or fluorochrome complexes, e.g., a fluorescein-labeled antibody, which fluoresces in ultraviolet light.
light microscope one in which the specimen is viewed under ordinary illumination.
operating microscope one designed for use in performance of delicate surgical procedures, e.g., on the middle ear or small vessels of the heart.
phase microscope (phase-contrast microscope) a microscope that alters the phase relationships of the light passing through and that passing around the object, the contrast permitting visualization of the object without the necessity for staining or other special preparation.
scanning electron microscope (SEM) an electron microscope that produces a high magnification image of the surface of a metal-coated specimen by scanning an electron beam and building an image from the electrons reflected at each point.
simple microscope one that consists of a single lens.
slit lamp microscope a corneal microscope with a special attachment that permits examination of the endothelium on the posterior surface of the cornea.
stereoscopic microscope a binocular microscope modified to give a three-dimensional view of the specimen.
transmission electron microscope (TEM) an electron microscope that produces highly magnified images of ultrathin tissue sections or other specimens. An electron beam passes through the metal-impregnated specimen and is focused by magnetic lenses into an image.
x-ray microscope one in which x-rays are used instead of light, the image usually being reproduced on film.

x-ray mi·cro·scope

a microscope in which images are obtained by using x-rays as an energy source that are recorded on a very finely grained film; alternately, the image can be enlarged by projection; if film is used, it may be examined with a light microscope at fairly high magnifications.

x-ray mi·cro·scope

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A microscope in which images are obtained by using x-rays as an energy source that are recorded on a very fine-grained film, or the image is enlarged by projection; if film is used, it may be examined with the light microscope at fairly high magnifications.
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Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy uses X-rays with energy in the 100- 1000 eV range, or wavelengths in the 1-10 nm range.
Topics which will be explored in the first six sessions (Monday through Wednesday) include: spectroscopic applications in biochemistry and solids; surface studies through VUV absorption, NEXAFS and PES; chemical imaging with soft X-ray microscopy; X-ray diffraction and scattering studies; chemical kinetics and dynamics; PES of gases and solids; and a variety of biological and materials research applications.
Key words: atomic force microscopy; scanning electron microscope; x-ray microscopy.
To achieve this, a unique combination of ferromagnetic resonance with Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy and Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy will be used, with guidance from state-of-the-art micromagnetic simulations.
As opposed to its medical counterpart, 3D X-ray microscopy is mainly used as an inspection tool in both material research and product development.
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The presentation will demonstrate Atlas' unique capabilities to seamlessly link different technologies such as light and electron microscopes as well as X-ray microscopy. As part of this, a ZEISS Xradia Versa will be available for virtual demonstrations, highlighting its non-destructive, high-contrast and high-resolution 3D imaging.
of Pleasanton and will rename it Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy Inc., purchase price is not revealed.
It is stated that Xradia Inc will operate under the new name Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc after completing the transaction.