Everyone is asked to participate and help to create this novel resource
on microscopy geared towards education at the general school level as well
as the academic level.
The contributions describe what microscopy is all about: using special
instruments for magnified imaging and certain contrasts and signals for
analysing properties of the sample.
Each microscopy will be introduced by a short description, a short
history, schematic drawings of its principle functions, and short description
of its magnification technique. Then, for each of the contrast principles
or signal types, a schematic drawing and an example image will illustrate
the imaging or analysis capabilities, and a series of images or spectra
will illustrate the application of these contrasts or signals in problem
solving. Finally, derivative techniques and new applications will point
forwards to future developments.
Acknowledgements of contributers and academic references will be
included. More in depth reports on any aspect of a particular microscopy
will be incorporated as well as other www-linked resources.
Contributions must have copyright clearance and will be edited by the
subcommittee. Significant contributions will be acknowledged in the web
pages as "With contributions from ...(name, e-mail address or URL)". All
efforts will be made to include academic references for the contributions.
MSA obtains the copyrights for all materials in the Microscopy Imaging
Resources but has no legal responsibility for the content. It will acknowledge
individual contributions only as "Edited by K.-R. Peters and M.S. Isaacson
with contributions from members and friends of MSA" and may include a list
of the contributers.