Friday, November 23, 2012


The inventor of the electron microscope , Ernst Ruska, combined an academic career

 in physics and electrical engineering with work in private industry at several ofGermany's 

top electrical corporations. He was associated with the Siemens Company from 1937 to 1955, 

where he helped mass produce the electron microscope , the invention for which he was awarded 

the 1986 Nobel Prize in physics. The Nobel Prize Committee called Ruska's electron microscope 

one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century. The benefits of electron microscopy 

to the field of microbiology and medicine allow scientists to study such structures as viruses 

and protein molecules. Technical fields such as electronics have also found new uses for Ruska's 

invention: improved versions of the electron microscope became instrumental in the fabrication of computer chips.

Amazing Electron Microscope Shots 


Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures

All these pictures are from the book ' Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.

 This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts

 and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye.

01 — A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip


02 — The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip


03 — Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin


04 — The surface of a strawberry


05 — Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue


06 — Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells


07 — The nylon hooks and loops of velcro


08 — Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers,

 serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains


09 —The weave of a nylon stocking


10 — The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth


11 — The head of a mosquito


12 — A human head louse clinging to a hair


13 — The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula


14 — Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades


15 — Cigarette paper


16 — The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail


17 — The head of a Romanesco cauliflower


18 — The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus


19 — Mushrooms spores


20 — A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant


21 — Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube


 22 — A daisy bud


23 — Calcium phosphate crystal


 24 — The shell of a Foraminiferan







No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.