Electron lens

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An electromagnetic or electrostatic field used to focus and deflect the electron beam through the optical column in an electron microscope. An electromagnet consists of a coil of wire wrapped around a soft iron core that is magnetized only when current flows through the wire. An electrostatic lens is a metal plate that can be positively or negatively charged to attract or repel the beam.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Elektronenlinse (Deut.); lentille électronique (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • ASTM, Standard Terminology of Microscopy, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 14, General Methods and Instrumentation, ASTM, E175, 75-78, May 1982
  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972