Electron microscopes produce a magnified image of a specimen's interaction with a beam composed of high-energy electrons, usually ranging from 50 to 200 kilovolts, by either deflecting electrons off of atoms to create shadows (transmission electron microscopes) or by measuring back-scattered and secondarily released electrons (scanning electron microscopes).
Listen to the latest episodes of CHF’s award-winning podcast.
Help us preserve and share the history of chemistry and related sciences. Make a tax-deductible donation online.
Munsell Book of Color
©2010–2015 Chemical Heritage Foundation