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Peering into Tiny Worlds
November 01, 2007
Author: Tenicka Turnquest, Dan Krauss, Heather McGee, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Materials Advantage Chapter
Publication history: Accepted from the Spring 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee
When you look out into the world, what you are actually seeing is the reflection of light off of objects. The light enters your eyes and your brain transforms the information into an image. The electron microscope is based on the same principle, but instead of beams of visible light, it uses a beam of electrons.
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