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Title: Microscope and method of use

Abstract

A method and apparatus for electronically focusing and electronically scanning microscopic specimens are given. In the invention, visual images of even moving, living, opaque specimens can be acoustically obtained and viewed with virtually no time needed for processing (i.e., real time processing is used). And planar samples are not required. The specimens (if planar) need not be moved during scanning, although it will be desirable and possible to move or rotate nonplanar specimens (e.g., laser fusion targets) against the lens of the apparatus. No coupling fluid is needed, so specimens need not be wetted. A phase acoustic microscope is also made from the basic microscope components together with electronic mixers. 7 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7146238
Patent Number(s):
4442714 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-293912
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-125564
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 18 Aug 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; MICROSCOPES; DESIGN; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; FOCUSING; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; VISIBLE RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUIPMENT; RADIATIONS; 440600* - Optical Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Bongianni, W.L. Microscope and method of use. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Bongianni, W.L. Microscope and method of use. United States.
Bongianni, W.L. Tue . "Microscope and method of use". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for electronically focusing and electronically scanning microscopic specimens are given. In the invention, visual images of even moving, living, opaque specimens can be acoustically obtained and viewed with virtually no time needed for processing (i.e., real time processing is used). And planar samples are not required. The specimens (if planar) need not be moved during scanning, although it will be desirable and possible to move or rotate nonplanar specimens (e.g., laser fusion targets) against the lens of the apparatus. No coupling fluid is needed, so specimens need not be wetted. A phase acoustic microscope is also made from the basic microscope components together with electronic mixers. 7 figs.},
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