Scanning and stationary-beam electron microscopes are indispensable tools for both research and routine evaluation in materials science, the semiconductor industry, nanotechnology and the biological, forensic, and medical sciences. This book introduces current theory and practice of electron microscopy, primarily for undergraduates who need to understand how the principles of physics apply in an area of technology that has contributed greatly to our understanding of life processes and "inner space." Physical Principles of Electron Microscopy will appeal to technologists who use electron microscopes and to graduate students, university teachers and researchers who need a concise reference on the basic principles of microscopy.
Ray Egerton is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Alberta and at Portland State University. He serves as the Physical Sciences Editor for Micron, The International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy. Prof. Egerton has published 90 full papers in refereed journals and is the author of Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy in the Electron Microscope, (3rd Edition, 2011, Springer). His awards include the Presidential Science Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America, and the Frances Doane Award for service to the Microscopical Society of Canada. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
An Introduction to Microscopy.- Electron Optics.- The Transmission Electron Microscope.- TEM Specimens and Images.- The Scanning Electron Microscope.- Analytical Electron Microscopy.- Special Topics.- Appendix: Mathematical Derivations.