21st Aug 2012

Electron-Microscope Images           

The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is one of the most powerful and useful scientific imaging tools available, and curiosly uses electrons rather than light to produce an image. It scans an object with a focused beam of electrons, which interact with the surface atoms and analyse the object’s composition, and thanks to the microscope’s large depth of field and high resolution, the images are strikingly clear and detailed. The SEM can give us incredibly magnified views (over 300,000x) of nearly anything—from scorpions and wasps to sharks, bees and spiders, as shown in a fascinating gallery on Wired.

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