Any technique in which an electron transparent sample is bombarded with an electron
beam and the intensity of the transmitted electrons which is determined by scattering
phenomena (electron absorption phenomena) in the interior of the sample is recorded.
essentially provides a high resolution image of the microstructure of a thin sample.
This technique is often just called electron microscopy
. The term transmissionelectron microscopy
is however recommended for the sake of a clear distinction from other electron microscopic
PAC, 1983, 55, 2023
(Nomenclature, symbols and units recommended for in situ microanalysis (Provisional))
on page 2024
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