transmission electron microscope
- An electron microscope in which the electron beam is passed through a thin sample. Such microscopes can achieve resolutions of better than 1 angstrom. For reference, the smallest atom, that of hydrogen, has an approximate width of 1 angstrom. This contrasts, for instance, with a scanning electron microscope, in which the electron beam is scanned over the surface of the specimen. Its abbreviation is TEM.
- acronym TEM
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