Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Jun 01, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 11)

What Are Electron Microscopes?

URL:www.unl.edu/CMRAcfem/em.htm
  • Simple, clear layout and explanations
  • No images

Well, there’s no question about the content of this site. Yet, the enigma remains: what are electron microscopes, indeed? Rest assured that your inquiries about this popular tool of biological research will be addressed on this site. With a simple page design, this site contains more information than it appears at first glance. What’s the difference between scanning and transmission electron microscopes? Where do the electrons come from? Why do we need these things in the first place? All of these answers can be yours, at absolutely no charge. (Not including shipping and handling—act now!) Sadly, however, there is one question to which the site offers no insight: What do electron microscope images look like? So, all you electron enthusiasts out there are going to have to meander to other websites if you want to see the EM magic for yourself.

  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good


*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Cancer vs. Zika: What Worries You Most?

While Zika continues to garner a lot of news coverage, a Mayo Clinic survey reveals that Americans believe the country’s most significant healthcare challenge is cancer. Compared to other diseases, does the possibility of developing cancer worry you the most?

More »