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25th Anniversary Issue September 2012 Editorial Welcome to this special issue which celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Microscopy and Analysis. For this landmark in microscopy publishing we have...
Advances in high-resolution transmission electron microscopy for materials science This article briefly reviews some of the major technological advances in high-resolution transmission electron microscopy over the past 25 years that...
Advances in Scanning Electron Microscopy for Semiconductor Metrology A typical application for SEMs in the semiconductor industry consists of evaluating the critical dimensions (CDs) of the patterns typically printed...
Advances in scanning transmission electron microscopy Scanning transmission electron microscopy has undergone dramatic changes during the last 25 years, moving from a niche activity by just a few groups...
Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy in Epitaxial Nanotechnology Some advantages of atomic force microscopy in the area of nanostructural characterization mainly for epitaxial growth technology are discussed. We...
Characterization of the microstructural aspects of machinable alpha-beta phase brass Free-machining alpha-beta brasses are widely used as raw materials for the fabrication of components used in a broad spectrum of technological...
Computer-Assisted Segmentation of Bacteria in Color Micrographs We describe a semi-automated method to segment multicolored microbes in digitized color images containing complex, noisy backgrounds. Instead of...
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy of Electrical Conductors at Fire Scenes Localised melting damage in electrical wiring is often observed following a fire, and is known as ‘arcing damage’. An SEM can be used to examine a...
Confocal Microscopy for Fractographical Surface Characterization of Ceramics Although confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) applications in materials science are relatively unexplored, its characteristics make it suitable...
Consumer vs Scientific Digital Cameras This article discusses a few key concepts of digital cameras, optics and associated software to illustrate scientific and economic differences...

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