by Charmaster on August 21, 2011 in Education
Electron microscope images of high resolution are hard to find on the Internet. That was until now.
Thanks to Biochar Industries / Biochar Projects and Friends of the Char. Here are two stunningly glorious closeup shots of biochar as seen by an electron microscope.
Click on the image to get your free Hi Res version (4megs +)
electron microscope Images
Jocelyn biochar electron microscope images 1
These photos have been placed in the public domain for the benefit of the entire human race so please feel free to use / share / reproduce / disseminate or any other thing you might want to do with them. Please be a champ and give credit to Jocelyn or a nice fat back link to biocharproject.org.
Here is what Jocelyn had to say about Biochar under an electron microscope images. “I got to use two different 800,000 dollar electron scanning microscopes today to take photos of my biochar. ‘As close as you can get without your eyes getting wet’ !!!. I want one of these devices for my spare room, haha!”
As you can see she has put the elite world of science into the hands of those who can actually do something for the planet. Three cheers for Dr Jocelyn.
Jocelyn biochar under an electron microscope 2
Scientifically speaking this is what an electron microscope is. Courtesy of Wikipedia. An electron microscope is a type of microscope that uses a particle beam of electrons to illuminate the specimen and produce a magnified image. Electron microscopes (EM) have a greater resolving power than a light-poweredoptical microscope. Electrons have wavelengths about 100,000 times shorter than visible light (photons), and can achieve better than 50 pm resolution andmagnifications of up to about 10,000,000x, . Whereas ordinary, non-confocal light microscopes are limited by diffraction to about 200 nm resolution and useful magnifications below 2000x.
Really neat folks and I am proud to have friends who can help me spread the word of Biochar. If you are doing a biochar project no matter how big or small let me know and I will showcase you on this site.
Charmaster Dolph Cooke
Full Article: electron microscope Images of Biochar Hi Res.at Biocharproject.org