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Microscope Installation

Photonics Spectra
Aug 2010
FEI Co. of Hillsboro, Ore., has completed the installation of its Titan scanning transmission electron microscope at the Zaragoza University Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon in Spain. The microscope will be used in the institute’s three areas of interest: the physics of nanosystems, nanobiomedicine and nanomaterials. FEI is a provider of electron and ion-beam microscopes and tools for nanoscale applications, including life sciences, semiconductors, industrial and academic materials research, and data storage.



GLOSSARY
electron
A charged elementary particle of an atom; the term is most commonly used in reference to the negatively charged particle called a negatron. Its mass at rest is me = 9.109558 x 10-31 kg, its charge is 1.6021917 x 10-19 C, and its spin quantum number is 1/2. Its positive counterpart is called a positron, and possesses the same characteristics, except for the reversal of the charge.
microscope
An instrument consisting essentially of a tube 160 mm long, with an objective lens at the distant end and an eyepiece at the near end. The objective forms a real aerial image of the object in the focal plane of the eyepiece where it is observed by the eye. The overall magnifying power is equal to the linear magnification of the objective multiplied by the magnifying power of the eyepiece. The eyepiece can be replaced by a film to photograph the primary image, or a positive or negative relay...
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