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From the Editor 150 and Counting


Many people have told me that the fi rst thing they read in this publication is “Carmichael’s Concise Review” by Dr. Stephen W. Carmichael. Stephen has an uncanny ability to fi nd articles in which microscopy has made major contributions to archeology, botany, chemistry, geology, medical research, materials science, or zoology. Always alert to developments in microscopy, in his fi rst review for Microscopy Today in 1994 he discussed three-dimensional reconstruc- tions of living cells and fl uorescence microscopes that could image 50 nm structures inside cells. More recent reviews have covered a wide variety of topics: “When dinosaurs became extinct, what happened to the insects?” (Nov. 2002); “Why penguin beaks are sexy!” (Jan. 2007); “Cilia not only move, but also have taste!” (March 2010); “Memory storage with a few atoms” (May 2012); “T is mineral is out of this world!” (Nov. 2012); “AFM solves the mystery of the slippery slope” (Sept. 2015). Each Carmichael review is checked by one of the authors of the original paper. Some of these authors have subsequently received a Nobel Prize, indicating Stephen’s perception of important discoveries. T us, each new Microscopy Today issue brings an interesting and authoritative summary of a recent advance. T is issue contains Stephen’s 150th review. Over half of his reviews have been written for Microscopy Today since the Microscopy Society of America acquired this publication in 2002. Stephen Carmichael and Phil Oshel, an occasional review coauthor, are the longest serving volunteers on our editorial staff . In fact, Stephen has supplied regular reviews for 21 years, in part due to the encouragement of his wife, and has never missed a deadline. His service has spanned all three editors of Microscopy Today : Don Grimes, Ron Anderson, and myself. Stephen is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at Mayo Clinic, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Clinical Anatomy , and advisor to journals and medical facilities around the world. Currently he travels extensively as a guest lecturer, but he always fi nds time to write his review for the next issue of this magazine.


So whether you work in life science or the physical sciences, I assure you that every concise review is worth the reading. Go ahead, give it a try.


Charles Lyman Editor-in-Chief


Correction: The authors of the article by C-M Wang et al., “Multimodal and in situ Chemical Imaging of Critical Surfaces and Interfaces in Li Batteries,” Microscopy Today 24(2) 32–38, wish to add a statement that was inadvertently omitted from the acknowledgements: We thank B. L. Mehdi for providing the data used in Figure 2.


Publication Objective: to provide information of interest to microscopists.


Microscopy Today is a controlled-circulation trade magazine owned by the Microscopy Society of America that is published six times a year in the odd months. Editorial coverage spans all microscopy techniques including light microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, ion-beam techniques, and the wide range of microanalytical methods. Readers and authors come from both the life sciences and the physical sciences. The typical length of an article is about 2,000 words plus fi gures and tables; feature articles are longer. Interested authors should consult “Instructions for Contributors” on the Microscopy Today website: www.microscopy-today.com.


ISSN 1551-9295


Disclaimer The Microscopy Society of America and the editors cannot be held responsible for opinions, errors, or for any consequences arising from the use of information contained in Microscopy Today. The appearance of advertising in Microscopy Today does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the Microscopy Society of America of any claims or information found in the advertisements. By submitting a manuscript to Microscopy Today, the author warrants that the article is original or that the author has written permission to use copyrighted material published elsewhere. While the contents of this magazine are believed to be accurate at press time, neither the Microscopy Society of America, the editors, nor the authors can accept legal responsibility for errors or omissions.


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Editorial Staff


Charles E. Lyman, Editor-in-Chief charles.lyman@lehigh.edu (610) 758-4249


Gennifer Levey, Production Manager glevey@meridianartpro.com (212) 780-0315


Ron Anderson, Executive Editor randerson20@tampabay.rr.com


Phil Oshel, Technical Editor oshel1pe@cmich.edu


Stephen Carmichael, Columnist carmichael.stephen@mayo.edu


Eric Clark, Pioneers Editor eclark@magnet.fsu.edu


Steven Barlow, Education Editor sbarlow@mail.sdsu.edu


Thomas E. Phillips, Consulting Editor phillipst@missouri.edu


E. Ann Ellis, Microscopy 101 Editor eann.ellis@suddenlink.net


Paul Webster, Calendar Editor pwebster@usc.edu


John Shields, Humor Editor jpshield@uga.edu


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Circulation: 18,000


Editorial Board Arlan Benscoter, Lehigh University John Bozzola, Southern Illinois University Peter Crozier, Arizona State University Vinayak Dravid, Northwestern University David Grubb, Cornell University Bryan Huey, University of Connecticut John Mackenzie, North Carolina State Univ. Paul Maddox, U. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Ania Majewska, U. Rochester Med School Greg Meeker, U.S. Geological Survey Joseph Michael, Sandia National Labs Caroline Miller, Indiana University Brian M. Patterson, Los Alamos National Lab Robert Price, University of South Carolina John Reffner, John Jay College, SUNY Ian Robertson, University of Wisconsin Phillip Russell, Appalachian State University Glenn Shipley, Citizen Microscopist Robert Simmons, Georgia State University Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin Simon Watkins, University of Pittsburgh Cynthia Zeissler, Nat. Inst. of Sci. and Tech. (NIST)


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