a device in which the specimen is examined point by point directly in a moving electron beam, and electrons reflected by the specimen are used to form a magnified, three-dimensional image on a television screen. Abbreviation: SEM
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How to use scanning electron microscope in a sentence
To make the map, the teams sliced donated tissue into 5,300 sections, each 30 nanometers thick, and imaged them with a scanning electron microscope at a resolution of 4 nanometers.Google and Harvard Unveil the Largest High-Resolution Map of the Brain Yet | Jason Dorrier | June 6, 2021 | Singularity Hub
British Dictionary definitions for scanning electron microscope
a type of electron microscope that produces a three-dimensional image
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Scientific definitions for scanning electron microscope
An electron microscope that moves a narrowly focused beam of electrons across an object and detects the patterns made by the electrons scattered by the object and the electrons knocked loose from the object. From these patterns a three-dimensional image of the object is created.
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