x-ray microscope


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microscope

 [mi´kro-skōp]
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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One immediate application of this lens-less X-ray microscope is the development of smaller, data storage devices for computers that can hold more memory.
A typical statement regarding Effects of Sterilization might read: "This material, subjected to sterilization methods such as Gamma Radiation (25,009 to 50,990 Grays cumulative), shows excellent bond and strength retention]' A typical x-ray microscope inspection procedure would entail an exposure of 0.3 Grays.
Lamm, Measurements of wet metaphase chromosomes in the scanning-transmission x-ray microscope, Part 2, 3.
The concentric rings provided fiducial references for determining the line-resolution limit (i.e., minimum viewable feature size), which in the x-ray microscope image of Fig.
An X-ray microscope built for imaging cells usually depends upon elastic scattering of the X-rays in the sample to achieve images of much higher resolution.
Contract notice: raster transmisson x-ray microscope (stxm)
of Energy have directed a $2.5 million grant toward the creation of a new type of x-ray microscope, using the Advanced Light Source (ALS), at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
DESYs plans for the coming years include building the worlds best 3D X-ray microscope, expanding the X-ray laser European XFEL, a new Centre for Data and Computing Science, and consolidating technology transfer and innovation.
Tenders Are Invited for Acquisition of a high-resolution x-ray micro-tomograph (three-dimensional X-ray microscope).
The Cryo Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope (Cryo STXM 1) is the only instrument that images fully hydrated biological and soft-matter specimens with 50-nm resolution.
a widely available x-ray microscope with a resolution of a few microns, it can reveal information on nanoscale details.
Contract notice for Procurement of X-ray microscope (dfg-gz a 728).