electron stain

electron stain

[i′lek‚trän ‚stān]
(materials)
A substance such as phosphotungstic acid or osmic acid which scatters large numbers of electrons and can therefore be used to stain objects to be examined by an electron microscope.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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