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CAT-AgroFood seminar on electron microscopy presentations online

Published on
July 10, 2012

On June 18th 2012, about 50 representatives of various organisations participated in the CAT-AgroFood seminar on electron microscopy.

The electron microscopy facility of CAT-AgroFood, the Wageningen Electron Microscopy Centre (WEMC), offers many possibilities to study samples on nanometer scale. The seminar was organised to inform interested parties on the different possibilities and applications of electron microscopy in research, production and product control in many sectors.

The seminar started with presentations on applications of electron microscopy and available techniques by Adriaan van Aelst (manager WEMC), dr.ir. Jan van Lent (senior scientist Virology and WEMC) and dr.ir. Karin Schroën (associate professor Food process engineering).

Presentations are available for download here:

The program ended with a visit to the electron microscopy facilities.

About electron microscopy

Electron microscopes are instruments that use a beam of highly energetic electrons to examine objects on a very fine scale (nanometer resolution). This examination can visualise surface (topography) and internal morphology, as well as elemental composition and distribution, at ambient and at frozen state. Application areas are in life sciences, food, nanotechnology, material science, forensic analysis, metallurgy, semiconductors, environmental studies and many more.

The facility and expertise are open to companies and knowledge institutes. Please contact CAT-AgroFood for more information.