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'Jumping' microscope

This microscope works when electrons 'jump' between the microscope and what you want to examine. It's called a scanning tunnelling microscope. Unfortunately microscopes that use electrons can damage what they are trying to investigate.

Source: WA Technology Ltd
Inv. No. 1989-576



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First commercial scanning tunnelling microscope.
First commercial scanning tunnelling microscope.
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