Materials Research Activities

Hyperlinks: how scanning and transmission electron microscopes work

Electron Microscopes: How They Work

Numerous websites exist that describe the workings of the SEM and the TEM on various levels.

You can actually see an electron microscope in action with scientists looking at various samples live on the web at:

  • CyberSTEM: Electron Microscopy Live! site from the University of Queensland in Australia
  • The equivalent Argonne National Laboratory site in the US
The above list was collated by Tim Palucka; the page was updated on 19 July 2002 by Arne Hessenbruch.