Curisosity Cabinet Quote

"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 ."
Ernst Ruska

"You have to be absolutely patient, but suddenly one atom was sitting right in front of the tip and I got atomic resolution. That’s the way to success, not giving up."
Gerd Binnig

"...a lot of people will advise you. On the one hand you want to listen, and on the other hand you want to test it and say, ‘Okay, is this really making sense, or is it just that somebody I really respect said this?’”"
Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD

"Its pictures had for me the effect of the song of a mermaid: irresistible and half transparent."
George E. Palade

"A project for a Ph.D. student must provide him with good training and, if he is doing experimental work, there is much to be said for choosing a problem which involves the construction or modification of some fairly complicated apparatus. I have always felt that university research in engineering should be adventurous and should not mind tackling speculative projects"
Charles Oatley (1982)

"Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass
You know his faults, now let his foibles pass"
Frank Crisp

"Scanning electron microscopy: Second best no more."
David C. Joy

"People had theoretically showed it could be done, but no one thought the instrument was practical. Theory showed that if you had enough electrons hitting a specimen to achieve the magnification you needed, you would burn the specimen."
James Hillier

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