"I didn't know enough diffraction theory to even know why what I was doing wouldn't work. That was a problem. I was too much of an empiricist at the time. I learned later that it's better to know what you are doing."
"The standard doesn't explain why you need a four letter acronym for three words. I think it just makes it sound more important."
"I would like to try and impress upon you while I am talking about all of these things on a small scale, the importance of improving the electron microscope by a hundred times. It is not impossible; it is not against the laws of diffraction of the electron. The wave length of the electron in such a microscope is only 1/20 of an angstrom. So it should be possible to see the individual atoms. "
"You can observe a lot by watching."
"...can the human soul be glimpsed through a microscope? Maybe, but you'd definitely need one of those very good ones with two eyepieces."
"We replaced the wave length of the light by the wave length of electrons at an accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging aperture of 2 X 10-2 rad...we came up with a resolution limit of 2.2 Å ."
"... fluorescence microscopy in its early years was considered a specialized method which, in the opinion of some, was doomed to fail. "
"In our case the project was a great risk because for more than fifty years the people had not succeeded to improve the electron optics in spite of severe efforts"