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  1. Thomas Hellmuth

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap290.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

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Hellmuth, T. 2005. Microscopy. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .

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  1. Studiengang Optoelektronik, Fachhochschule Aalen, Aalen, Germany

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  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Principles, methods, and applications of light microscopy, electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy are described and complemented by related techniques such as ultrasound microscopy, field-emission microscopy and X-ray microscopy. Advanced methods such as Raman microscopy, low-energy electron microscopy, and scanning near-field microscopy representing new trends in the field of microscopy are discussed.


  • optical microscopy;
  • electron microscopy;
  • field ion microscopy;
  • acoustic microscopy;
  • scanning probe microscopy