Video: Electron microscopy
Watch this video, which explains the process of scanning electron microscopy
Electron microscopes use a beam of electrons rather than photons of light to generate images from their subjects. There are two types: scanning and transmission electron microscopes. The scanner bounces electrons off the surface of a solid sample whereas the transmission passes electrons through a thin section to gather information.
This video was produced for the 2009 Wellcome Image Awards
Running time 3 mins 11 secs
- BP_ElectronMic [MP4 18MB]