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Author Allen, Terrence.

Title Microscopy : a very short introduction / Terrence Allen.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC Non-Fiction  570.282 Al531m 2015    ---  Available
Edition New product edition.
Description 136 pages 18 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Very short introduction
Very short introductions.
Contents Microsopy and the discovery of a new world -- A spectrum of microscopes -- Light microscopy : from Abbe to superresolution -- Identifying what we see -- Electron microscopy and the dawn of atomic resolution -- The electron microscopy of surfaces -- Magnification by other routes -- The impact of microscopy.
Summary Microscopy is a dynamic area of science, incorporating both basic classroom microscopes and sophisticated research style instruments that can be driven by light, electrons, or X-rays. The rate of advance in the area over the last 50 years has led to a number of technological advances. In this Very Short Introduction Terence Allen, an established expert on microscope techniques, describes the scientific principles behind the main forms of microscopy, and the exciting new developments in the field. Focusing on the main underlying principles, and introducing the power of what is achievable today using microscopes, Allen demonstrates how microscopy impinges on almost every aspect of our daily lives; from medical diagnosis to quality control in manufacture. Beginning with a brief history of the early stages of microscopy development, Allen then concludes with a comprehensive account of the diverse spectrum of microscopy available today.
Local Note MARCIVE 2016
ISBN 9780198701262 (paperback)

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