An electron microscope in which the surface of a specimen is scanned by a beam of electrons that are reflected to form an image.
- Another type of scanning electron microscope, the environmental scanning electron microscope, was developed in the late 1980s.
- After all, the stars of the best forensic science shows are often the equipment - DNA sequencers, mass spectrometers, photometric fingerprint illuminators, scanning electron microscopes and the like.
- The hot electron source has been used on most scanning electron microscopes since their introduction in 1965.
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