CREEPY BUGS UNDER ELECTRON MICROSCOPES
Caterpillar by Oliver Meckes
Hydrothermal Worm by Philippe Craqssous
Spider Head by Oliver Meckes
Mosquito Larva with Parasite by Nicole Ottawa
Parasitic Mite on Mosquito Larva by Nicole Ottawa
Water Mite by Nicole Ottawa
Worm Polychaete by Philippe Crassous
Electron microscopes help bring nanoscience to life, providing a level of detail to scientists that was simply not available mere decades ago. The FEI Company is a worldwide leader in electron microscope technology. Above you will find a small collection of images from scientists around the world using FEI technology. Be sure to check out their extensive Flickr page with nearly 600 images and growing!
An electron microscope is a type of microscope that uses a particle beam of electrons to illuminate the specimen and produce a magnified image. Electron microscopes (EM) have a greater resolving power than a light-powered optical microscope, because electrons have wavelengths about 100,000 times shorter than visible light (photons), and can achieve better than 50 pm resolution and magnifications of up to about 10,000,000x, whereas ordinary, non-confocal light microscopes are limited by diffraction to about 200 nm resolution and useful magnifications below 2000x.