This completely revised successor to the Handbook of Microscopy supplies in-depth coverage of all imaging technologies from the optical to the electron and scanning techniques. Adopting a twofold approach, the book firstly presents the various technologies as such, before going on to cover the materials class by class, analyzing how the different imaging methods can be successfully applied. It covers the latest developments in techniques, such as in-situ TEM, 3D imaging in TEM and SEM, as well as a broad range of material types, including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, minerals, quasicrystals, amorphous solids, among others. The volumes are divided between methods and applications, making this both a reliable reference and handbook for chemists, physicists, biologists, materials scientists and engineers, as well as graduate students and their lecturers.


Related projects


European Research Council grants

Advanced grants


COUNTATOMS: Counting atoms in nanomaterials - Gustaav van Tendeloo (EMAT Antwerp)

NANOLABORATORY: Henny Zandbergen (NCHREM Delft)

3D IMAGE: 3D Imaging Across Lengthscales: From Atoms to Grains - Paul Midgley (EMCAM Cambridge)

Starting grants

VORTEX: Exploring electron vortices - Jo Verbeeck (EMAT Antwerp)

PHOTO-EM: Solar cells at the nanoscale: imaging active photoelectrodes in the transmission electron microscope - Cate Ducati (EMCAM Cambridge)


COULOURATOM: Colouring Atoms in 3 Dimensions - Sara Bals (EMAT Antwerp)




Integrated Infrastructures

 ESMI: European Soft Matter Infrastructure – EMAT Antwerp



Cooperation projects

 IFOX: Interfacing Oxydes – EMAT Antwerp



Collaborative projects

EUROTAPES: European development of Superconducting Tapes – EMAT Antwerp



Cost actions

NAMABIO: From nano to macro biomaterials (design, processing, characterization, modeling) and applications to stem cells regenerative orthopedic and dental medicine – IC-EM Krakow and K7 Ljubljana



EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)

INNOENERGY PROJECT: Smart grids and storage materials technology – IC-EM Krakow

INNOENERGY PROJECT: Advanced near zero emission Coal fired Power Plant – IC-EM Krakow

INNOENERGY PROJECT (CC PolandPlus): New Materials for Energy Systems - IC-EM Krakow


National Projects

NIMIC: Nano-Imaging under Industrial Conditions – NCHREM Delft

SuperSTEM - the EPSRC UK National Facility for Aberration-Corrected STEM – Peter Nellist (University of Oxford)