Articles by Louise Hughes
Microscopy is a huge and active field. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget the basics. Read our biologists’ guide to electron microscopy techniques.
Sample fixation for electron microscopy can be done using either chemical fixation or cryofixation. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of each of these methods.
Ultramicrotomy is the process by which a sample is cut into very thin slices or “sections”, usually for imaging by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) or relatively new techniques using scanning electron microscopy (See Array tomography in three dimensional scanning electron microscopy for biology). This technique requires a bit of finesse, and this article will help…