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Wartburg College Biology Department's
Virtual Scanning Electron Microscope

The purpose of these pages is to act as a basic instructional primer as well as an interactive online tool to assist students in better understanding how to use scanning electron microscopy. This online microscope is designed to digitally emulate the scanning electron microscope used in labs of Wartburg biology courses.

The Virtual Scanning Electron Microscope will allow you to view the various parts of the scope and how adjustments can affect the view of samples. This site also includes information and examples of how scanning electron microscopy can be used. Enjoy learning more about this exciting technology. Have fun!

Support for equipment was provided by the National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education (UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUMENTATION AND LAB IMPROVEMENT GRANT #9451930) to The Department of Biology, Wartburg College.

This online project was designed by Dr. Roy Ventullo and Chris Knudson '01.