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Glossary terms about Scanning Electron Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy
A technique: the use of a scanning electron microscope.

11 pages mention Scanning Electron Microscopy

Applications and practical uses - what the SEM can do
Scanning electron microscopy is a remarkably versatile technique. 
Background information - What is scanning electron microscopy?
Fundamentally and functionally, electron microscopes are in many ways analogous to their optical counterparts (light microscopes: LM). 
Concepts - introduction
The most important concept in scanning electron microscopy is the use of electrons. 
Conventional (high vacuum) scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Focused ion beam (FIB) technology
The sample can be sectioned or shaped with the ion beam while it is being monitored by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). 
Introduction - aims and learning outcomes
Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) Calcium carbonate (commonly found in chalk) is present in egg shells, snail shells, and the shells of many small marine organisms. Practice scanning electron microscopy using a virtual SEM  
Practical uses for the SEM
Scanning electron microscopy is used in all scientific fields, in engineering, archaeology and even in art. 
Recommended reading
Google Books… Goldstein, Joseph. Scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis, 3rd ed. 
Scanning electron microscopy in practice
Variable Pressure or Low Vacuum scanning electron microscopy (LVSEM)