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written by Dennis Kunkel and Michael Davidson
This Java applet allows users to interactively explore various specimens as they appear under a scanning electron microscope (SEM).  Choose from a cockroach, pollen grain, a diatomic molecule, a gecko foot, a jellyfish, and more.  Users first adjust the focus, contrast, and brightness of the specimen to optimize its appearance.  Then they use a slider to incrementally increase the magnification up to 10,000x.  

It is part of a much larger collection of optics and microscopy materials developed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.
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- Atomic Physics
- Nanoscience
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- Geometrical Optics
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Microscopy, Optics, Photomicrography, SEM, microscope, vSEM, virtual microscopy
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Metadata instance created June 30, 2007 by swapna gurumani
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February 17, 2013 by Caroline Hall
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

3. The Nature of Technology

3A. Technology and Science
  • 3-5: 3A/E2. Technology enables scientists and others to observe things that are too small or too far away to be seen otherwise and to study the motion of objects that are moving very rapidly or are hardly moving at all.

11. Common Themes

11D. Scale
  • 6-8: 11D/M3. Natural phenomena often involve sizes, durations, and speeds that are extremely small or extremely large. These phenomena may be difficult to appreciate because they involve magnitudes far outside human experience.
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D. Kunkel and M. Davidson, (1999), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Kunkel and M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy, (1999), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html>.
APA Format
Kunkel, D., & Davidson, M. (2007, December 13). Molecular Expressions: Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html
Chicago Format
Kunkel, Dennis, and Michael Davidson. Molecular Expressions: Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy. December 13, 2007. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html (accessed 13 December 2017).
MLA Format
Kunkel, Dennis, and Michael Davidson. Molecular Expressions: Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy. 1999. 13 Dec. 2007. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Dennis Kunkel and Michael Davidson", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {13 December 2017}, Month = {December 13, 2007}, Year = {1999} }
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