The Nature and Limitations of Electron Microscopic Methods in Biology

  • J. David Robertson


The purpose of this chapter is to acquaint those biological scientists unfamiliar with the methods of transmission electron microscopy with certain selected aspects of the general techniques that are used in routine practice by electron microscopists. This chapter is not intended to be an exhaustive coverage of the subject matter. For instance, the important topics of scanning microscopy, high voltage microscopy, and microprobe analysis are omitted. It is hoped that some feeling will be imparted for the power of the transmission techniques in general, and their inherent limitations in particular.


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  • J. David Robertson
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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