Polymer Colloids: Formation, Characterization and Applications
Chapter 6: The Advanced Microscopy of Colloids
Published:02 Dec 2019
Daniel G. Gregory, Nan Yao, 2019. "The Advanced Microscopy of Colloids", Polymer Colloids: Formation, Characterization and Applications, Rodney Priestley, Robert Prud'homme
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Microscopy, in terms of its impact on modern society, has not only led to important discoveries but has inspired entire fields of modern science. The development of the microscope has revolutionized modern thought, spawned the field of cellular biology, guided development of the semiconductor, and provided visual evidence of a concept that was once termed “atomos”; i.e., the classical era conceptualization of the atom, as originally proposed by the Greek philosopher Democritus. The ability of the microscope to resolve microscopic particles and colloids has provided humankind with direct, visible proof of scientific concepts and theories proposed by both early and modern scientists alike.