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microscopy

1. the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
2. investigation by use of a microscope

microscopy

[mī′kräs·kə·pē]
(optics)
The interpretive application of microscope magnification to the study of materials that cannot be properly seen by the unaided eye.

microscopy

The use of microscopes to view ultra-small objects. Optical microscopes use a light source from below or to the side of the object being magnified. For example, in the medical field, there are numerous optical techniques, many of which require altering the samples being observed.

Scanning electron microscopes are able to magnify objects smaller than .2 micrometers, which is smaller than the wavelength of light. Scanning probe microscopes can image down to the molecular level (see AFM and STM).
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All time-lapse and video microscopy was done at 22 [degrees]C, and scale in all images was determined by calibration with the rulings on a hemocytometer.
(www.astm.org), will begin developing digital and video microscopy standards.
He also plans to hook up with experimentalists who track the motion of individual platelets with video microscopy.
Introduction The Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Group of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is seeking to acquire an Optical Microsystem Analyser for its laboratory in Braga, Portugal, the main features of which include the capability of dynamically characterizing in-plane movements of microelectromechanical devices by stroboscopic video microscopy with frequencies up to 1 MHz with a displacement resolution in the nanometer range.
Just prior to removal of fins for observation by time-lapse video microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fish were anesthetized by exposing them to a solution of 100 mg/l MS-222 (tricaine; Western Chemical Inc., Ferndale, WA) for 2 min.
A video microscopy system begins with the optical microscope.
Open tender for the purchase of a ski video microscopy and confocal evanescent wave for bimodal imaging and photomanipulation laser living cell (Inserm U823, La Tronche, Isere, France).
To begin this work, we have used time-lapse video microscopy to record the development of in vitro-fertilized squid embryos, Loligo pealeii, from early cleavage through the formation of the external yolk syncytial layer (YSL) and the early phase of epiboly.
Real-time observations were captured using video microscopy from 30 s to 40 mm PI.
Vesicle transport on actin filaments was monitored for 60 min by video microscopy, and images of the actin filaments on the coverslip surface were recorded at regular intervals by epi-fluorescence microscopy.
Video microscopy showed that individual cells moved within strands for distances of 30 [[micro]meter] or more at a rate of 2.2 to 3.5 mm [multiplied by] [day.sup.-1].
Appendix III in Video Microscopy, Plenum Press, New York.