"Frankly most of the stuff we try just doesn't work"
"From now on, we work with positive tip voltage."
"The electron microscope is like the monkey wrench on the garage wall; what you do with it is the important thing."
"One day I was testing my instrument and with my own eyes, for the first time in the world, I saw atoms working in a chemical reaction, changing their atomic structure, and it was absolutely thrilling."
"I was half asleep, thinking, 'How the heck can you stretch a magnetic field to straighten it up, to make it really circular, instead of slightly elliptical?' "
"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."
"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 ."