Exercise 1.11 - The Transmission Electron Microscope

LEVEL III


Figure 1.11 Zeiss EM9-S transmission electron microscope

Materials

Procedure

  1. Visit an electron microscope facility.

  2. Familiarize yourself with the basic operations of Fixation, embedding and sectioning of materials for viewing in an electron microscope.

    If permitted, identify the primary parts of the TEM, including is various controls and operation. Refer to Figure 1.11 for details of the Zeiss EM9-S microscope.

  3. Complete the following operations.

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Dr. William H. Heidcamp, Biology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College,
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