scanning electron microscope

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of scanning electron microscope

:an electron microscope in which a beam of focused electrons moves across the object with the secondary electrons produced by the object and the electrons scattered by the object being collected to form a three-dimensional image on a display screen called also scanning microscope

scanning electron microscopy

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First Known Use of scanning electron microscope

1953


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scanning electron microscope

noun

medical Definition of scanning electron microscope

:an electron microscope in which a beam of focused electrons moves across the object with the secondary electrons produced by the object and the electrons scattered by the object being collected to form a three-dimensional image on a display screen called also scanning microscope; compare transmission electron microscope

scanning electron microscopy

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