electron microscope

noun

Definition of electron microscope

: an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object

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electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun

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Oeggerli made images of herbs and spices with a scanning electron microscope, then enhanced the plants’ parts with color. Rob Dunn, National Geographic, "Microscopic images reveal how herbs get their flavor," 1 Aug. 2019 Since then, the rabies virus, which looks like a bullet in images made with an electron microscope, has been exhaustively studied. James Gorman, New York Times, "Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.," 22 July 2019 Those violations involved the shipment of 52 aircraft parts to France in 2011 and an electron microscope to Pakistan in 2012. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "FedEx sues US government over export controls after Huawei problems," 25 June 2019 An electron microscope revealed that in both species, the patches contained bits of melanin—a black pigment—tucked beneath a layer of bumps in the spider cuticles. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, "How peacock spiders use optical illusions to woo females," 22 May 2019 Meanwhile, the chemistry researchers helped push the thresholds of visibility far beyond what most people believed was possible when the electron microscope was invented in 1931. Quanta Magazine, "The Overlooked Link Between Two of This Year’s Nobel Prizes," 27 Nov. 2017 Researchers used a device called the μRobotex platform, which combines three existing technologies: a dual scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam, a gas injection system and a tiny maneuverable robot. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Scientists Built the World’s Smallest House," 24 May 2018 Enter a group of scientists with a transmission electron microscope that has been designed to work with low-energy electrons. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "High-density lithium in graphene: An intriguing battery possibility," 29 Nov. 2018 In one case, American bacteriologist Ralph Wyckoff was sent to the United Kingdom, where the US ambassador set him up with a cutting-edge electron microscope. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Cold War propaganda spread the myth that science isn’t political," 11 Dec. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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electron microscope

noun

English Language Learners Definition of electron microscope

technical : a very powerful microscope that uses a beam of electrons to produce a large image of a very small object

electron microscope

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Medical Definition of electron microscope

: an electron-optical instrument in which a beam of electrons is used to produce an enlarged image of a minute object

Other Words from electron microscope

electron microscopist noun
electron microscopy noun

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