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Nato ASI Subseries B:

Examining the Submicron World

Authors: Feder, Ralph, McGowan, J. Wm., Shinozaki, Douglas M.

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An Institute like ours cannot help but lend credence to the notion of the late Derek J. de Solla Price of Yale University that "the scientific revolution was largely the improvement, invention and use of a series of instruments . . . . that expanded the reach of science in innumerable directions". Most of science today and in years gone by depends on the experimental observation of struc­ ture on the small scale with microscopes, and on the large scale with telescopes. The first instruments to expand the observational range of the human eye were simple optical systems, designed in the case of microscopes and telescopes to magnify the image. The big breakthrough in the 17th century was not when Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens, but when improvements in lens-grinding techniques allowed eyeglass makers to make the first telescope. Early microscopy revealed new and previously unsuspected microstruc­ tures in biological and non-biological materials and thus helped to enlarge on the understanding of the relationship between structure and properties. The natural inclination of all microscopists, the desire to observe ever smaller structures, was satisfied by the construction of higher quality optical systems which reduced the aberrations limiting the usable magnification. The modem optical microscope is the result of this evolution in design and construction, and it can be operated easily to achieve close to the theoretical resolution.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

    Chiang, S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Applications and Limitations of Sims

    Brown, J. D.

    Pages 21-34

  • Analytical Ion Microscopy of Cells and Tissues

    Galle, P. (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Electron Spectroscopies for Studying Chemical Bondings at Surfaces

    Caudano, R. (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • High Resolution Electron Microscopy in Materials Science

    Amelinckx, S.

    Pages 71-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Examining the Submicron World
Authors
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries B:
Series Volume
137
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-2209-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-2209-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42278-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9297-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 372
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