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Main component of Siemens Elmiskop 1 electron microscope, Germany, 1955
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Main component of Siemens Elmiskop 1 electron microscope, Germany, 1955
Siemens Elmiskop 1 electron microscope
Work Type
Microscopy (Wellcome)
Date
1945-1955
Location
Germany
Material
aluminium alloy; copper (alloy); enamel; glass; metal (ferrous); plastic (unidentified); rubber (unidentified); wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 1950 mm x 900 mm x 1100 mm, 450 kg
Description
Main component of Siemens Elmiskop 1 electron microscope, the first electron microscope used in the Department of Human Anatomy at Oxford, c. 1950; An electron microscope uses a beam of electrons, instead of light, to produce highly magnified images of objects. Electrons have a much smaller wavelength than visible light. This allows a much higher resolution to be achieved. The instrument was first developed by Ernst Ruska (1906-88) in Berlin in the early 1930s. The Siemens company made the first commercial machines later in the decade. Ruska returned to designing electron microscopes with Siemens after the Second World War. The Elmiskop 1 of 1954 was their first innovation. It became a worldwide success. It was the first microscope with a double condenser . This allowed routine electron diffraction. This microscope was the first electron microscope used in the Department of Human Anatomy at Oxford University.
ID Number
co8648182
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
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The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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