A Conversation for Electron Microscopes
Wal Started conversation Apr 26, 2002
Years ago, the science museum in London had a SEM which was available for people to play with.
It poined at a fly and I had great fun for about 20 minuntes playing around, zooming in on the eye, then the hairs between the eyes, then on the scales on the hairs.
When I got up to move on, I found I had attracted a croud of about 25 people who all thought I was doing an official demonstration - they were all quite disappointed when I left!
26199 Posted Apr 26, 2002
Hmm, this page could probably use a link to A275942 on how to build a scanning tunneling microscope... or the merging of the two, maybe...
Ste Posted Apr 26, 2002
"Satrosphere", a technology exhibit here in Aberdeen, have an ancient electron microscope in their basement which bears an uncanny similarity to the rear end of an original 1940s Volkswagen Beetle... It's in a sort of hammerite grey finish, as high as my shoulders, very curved and has many ventilation slats. If I had a bigger flat I might have made them an offer for it...
(The "boot" opens to reveal the vacuum apparatus and objective area, and the output was through a seperate monitor screen. The flat side opposite the "boot" had many valves and switches, as I recall. I haven't seen it for about four years. )
World Service Memoryshare team Posted Apr 29, 2002
26199 Posted Apr 29, 2002
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