We Can Figure This Out.org
Virtual Lab: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
University of Virginia
PROJECT OVERVIEW: This "Virtual Lab" website was developed by John C. Bean. It began under a grant from the National Science Foundation's CCLI program, and grew under subsequent NIRT, MRSEC and NUE awards. It has now been combined with Bean's Nanoscience and Sustainable Energy websites to form WeCanFigureThisOut.org (about / contact).
SOFTWARE TOOLS: The Virtual Lab's animations were created using the program "3D Studio MAX." The website is built upon PHP programming calling upon MySQL databases.
PAGE CREDITS: Work on this page was led by Edmer Martinez (B.S. 02) with contributions from Jeff Bean (B.S. 06) and John C. Bean. James F. Groves served as technical advisor.
LEARN MORE: See "Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis," J.I. Goldstein et al., 2nd Edition, Plenum Press ( New York 1992)
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