Electron microscopy at UCSF

Definition
A microscopy technique that produces an electronically-magnified image of a specimen for detailed observation. The electron microscope (EM) uses a particle beam of electrons to illuminate the specimen and create a magnified image of it. The microscope has a greater resolving power than a light-powered optical microscope, because it uses electrons that have wavelengths about 100,000 times shorter than visible light (photons), and can achieve magnifications of up to 2,000,000x, whereas light microscopes are limited to 2000x magnification.
Synonyms
Diagnostic electron microscopy, EM
Categories
→ Electron microscopy
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Gladstone Electron Microscopy Core

Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay
Contact: Jinny Wong 415-734-2570 jinny.wong@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Electron microscopy