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Light and Electron Microscopy

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  • Authors:
  • Elizabeth M. Slayter, Brandeis University, Massachusetts
  • Henry S. Slayter, Chief, Laboratories of Structural Molecular Biology and Electron Microscopy, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Principal Associate, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Harvard Medical Scho
  • Date Published: November 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521327145

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  • This book describes the principles of operation of each type of microscope currently available and of use to biomedical and materials scientists. It explains the mechanisms of image formation, contrast and its enhancement, and accounts for ultimate limits on the size of observable details (resolving power and resolution). Finally it provides an account of Fourier optical theory. Principles behind the photographic methods used in microscopy are also described and there is some discussion of image processing methods. Throughout, the text emphasizes the underlying similarity of all microscope systems and, recognizing that biologists may often be uncomfortable with mathematical approaches every effort has been made to present concepts verbally.

    • A new and enlarged edition of Optical Methods in Biology (Wiley Interscience 1970)
    • Gives the reader a greater understanding of the microscope he/she is using, leading to more effective use of the microscope
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    "What a refreshing change to open a new book on microscopy that is not only packed with information on recent advances in the field but also contains a broad foundation of theoretical principles. The volume is slim, and it is hard to believe that the wide range of material is covered in such depth until one realizes what has been left out: the usual dreary rules of thumb for operating microscopes that might as well be describing masonic rituals for all the explanation--or intellectual stimulation--that they offer." Graham Dunn, Nature

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    • Date Published: November 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521327145
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.662kg
    • contains: 144 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of common abbreviations used
    1. Introduction
    2. Light and electrons
    3. Wave interactions
    4. Interference effects and diffraction patterns
    5. Polarized light
    6. Lenses
    7. Imaging: microscopy and diffraction
    8. Contrast
    9. Resolution
    10. The light microscope
    11. Imaging of phase objects
    12. Polarizing microscopy
    13. Prospects of biological X-ray microscopy
    14. The conventional transmission electron microscope
    15. Scanning microscopes
    16. Aspects of practical electron microscopy
    17. The quest for ultimate EM resolution
    18. Innovations in microscope development
    19. Photography
    Appendix: image location
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Elizabeth M. Slayter, Brandeis University, Massachusetts

    Henry S. Slayter, Chief, Laboratories of Structural Molecular Biology and Electron Microscopy, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Principal Associate, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Harvard Medical Scho

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