Electron Microscopy Techniques Applied to Biological Sciences

Editor: Wanderley de Souza

As the application of electron microscopy to biological and biomedical sciences advanced in the country, we felt the need to make available, especially for younger people, the experience acquired by some Brazilian groups. At the time, there was no publication in Portuguese that presented in a simple and didactic way the basic techniques for preparing biological specimens to be observed under the electron microscope. A series of small issues appeared in the late 1980s and early 1990s addressing the topic. The success of these publications led us to organize in 1998 a book in which we gathered all the contents of the aforementioned fascicles and added new chapters.

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Optical Microscopy: Fundamentals and Applications to Biomedical Sciences

Editor: Wanderley de Souza

For centuries, researchers have been looking for new methodologies that allow a more accurate observation of the various structures that form living beings. Roger Bacon was a pioneer in polishing crystals and thus building rudimentary lenses that allowed the construction of the first glasses in 1268. The Academy of Lincei introduced the word microscope. However, it was the work of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, Marcelo Malpighi, and Robert Hooke, which definitively introduced the importance of microscopy as a fundamental tool to unveil the morphological organization of biological systems. Since then, optical microscopy began to arouse the interest of many biologists and physicists, always seeking to improve the optical microscope in order to obtain more precise and detailed information.

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An Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy

Marcus Farina

This is the 14th volume of the Topics in Physics collection published in partnership with the Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF). The transmission electron microscope is indispensable for research in many fields of knowledge, ranging from atomic physics to biology, covering geology, metallic alloys, semiconductor materials, ceramics, polymers, forensics, biomaterials, among many others. With the transmission electron microscope, we can now reach atomic resolution, both in the observation and in the chemical analysis of atoms in crystals, showing that its contribution can go beyond the characterization of materials, playing also a fundamental role in nano-manufacturing processes. The wide scope of the use of this technology allowed interactions between fields of knowledge, which not long ago were isolated, and contributed to the emergence of new fields or approaches, such as nanoscience, which crosses borders. The present book touches the history, fundamentals, and some modalities of imaging and analysis of materials, ending with commented images of applications using the transmission electron microscope. It was written for both physicists and biologists, and should be of use to readers with a wide range of interests.


Atlas of Dengue Viruses Morphology and Morphogenesis

Ortrud Monika Barth

Synopsis: The atlas presents the intracellular cycle of the dengue virus through 115 photonic and electron micrographs, comprising photonic microscopy, immunofluorescence, differential interference contrast, confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and immunostaining. It details the entry of the dengue virus into cultured cells, its replication into the rough endoplasmic reticulum, and its release through the Golgi apparatus and exocytosis. The hardcover book can be purchased in free print version directly from the author ([email protected]) or digitally on this website. The copyright of this work belongs to the author: Ortrud Monika Barth Publisher: Imprinta Gráfica Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. 209p., 2000 | Fundação Biblioteca Nacional: Coleção DRG, Registro Patrimonial 1.016.449 DL 01/02/2001.

O livro, com capa dura, pode ser adquirido em versão impressa gratuita diretamente com a autora ([email protected]) ou digital no site. Os direitos autorais dessa obra são da autora: Ortrud Monika Barth Editora: Imprinta Gráfica Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. 209p., 2000 | Fundação Biblioteca Nacional: Acervo DRG, Registro Patrimonial 1.016.449 DL 01/02/2001


Microscopy of Materials: An Introduction

Walter Mannheimer | ISBN 85-87922-54-8 | 1st Ed. 2002 | E-papers Publishers.

Synopsis: This book covers basic aspects of modern microscopy. The author, a pioneer in the use of microscopy in the field of metallurgy, has had an important participation in the Polytechnic School and COPPE/UFRJ, having also worked at CEPEL-Eletrobrás. Although the book was written by a microscopist in the field of materials science and is intitled Microscopy of Materials, most chapters deal with basic aspects of optical microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and microanalysis, also used by those who work in the biology field.

Contents of the book: The History of the Microscope; The Basic Theory of Microscopy; The Microscopic Image: magnification, resolution, and contrast; Fundamental Properties of Light; Electrons: particles or waves?; Interaction between Energy and Matter; Image Formation by Diffraction: Abbe's Theory; Photonic Microscopy; The Visible Light Microscope and its Operation; Photonic Microscopy Techniques; Macrography; Transmission Electron Microscopy; The Transmission Electron Microscope; Transmission Electron Microscopy Techniques; Image Formation by Scanning; Scanning Electron Microscopy; The Scanning Electron Microscope; Scanning Electron Microscopy Techniques; Other Scanning Microscopy; Quantitative Materialography; Measurement with the Microscope; Stereology; Elementary Microanalysis; Image Acquisition; Sample Preparation; Microscopy on the Internet; Bibliography; Appendices: tables, units, reagents, biographies.  


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