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electron microscope US English

A microscope with high magnification and resolution, employing electron beams in place of light and using electron lenses

scanning electron microscope US English

An electron microscope in which the surface of a specimen is scanned by a beam of electrons that are reflected to form an image

transmission electron microscope US English

A form of electron microscope in which an image is derived from electrons that have passed through the specimen, in particular one in which the whole image is formed at once rather than by scanning