Biology, geology, physics, medicine, material science—in almost every branch of science microscopes play a major role in a scientist’s daily work.

A large number of areas make use of different types of microscopes and technology: from X-ray microscopy, optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy to scanning acoustic microscopy.

How do these types vary from one another and what are the unique characteristics of scanning electron microscopy? In this whitepaper, you'll learn about the essentials of microscopy with a special focus on electron microscopy:

  • What are the different types of microscopes available?
  • What is electron microscopy?
  • What is the difference between scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)?
  • How can you choose a microscope that best fits your research process?