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From the Editor Editorial Policy


Like most editors, I am frequently asked about the editorial policy for Microscopy Today. Te


stated objective is “to provide information of interest to microscopists.” Our articles are of four types: new instruments and methods, new research results, hints and tips, and topics of general interest to the microscopy community. Articles undergo editorial review rather than peer review. Without doubt the primary objective is to inform readers about innovative instruments and


methods that make microscopy and microanalysis better, quicker, and easier. Examples in this issue are the articles by Sijbandij et al. and Schnitzer et al. Te first article describes a new instru- ment that combines the helium ion microscope with secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) to achieve a record 10 nm spatial resolution of analysis. Te second article describes a freely available app that simulates ronchigrams to aid in understanding the alignment of aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopes. Also, each year the September issue contains an article describing the ten winning entries of that year’s Microscopy Today Innovation Awards. Spherical aberration of electron lenses has limited the possible image resolution since the


invention of the electron microscope; thus, one of the most important innovations of the last two decades has been the aberration-corrected electron microscope. Tis technology has allowed sub- Ångstrom microscopy, and atomic resolution has become routine in transmission electron micro- scopes employing Cs correctors. Te next step is to devise clever experiments that yield results which were previously impossible. Te article by Dai et al. shows atomic-resolution microscopy with a windowed gas cell, allowing atomic processes under reactive gases to be observed and measured. Hints and tips are provided in Microscopy 101 articles and in NetNotes. While M101 articles


are meant to describe basic operations and methods for less-experienced microscopists, occasion- ally an experienced microscopist will provide a personal method for a task that is accomplished in various ways in different labs. Such is the case for the short M101 article by Lyman on astigmatism correction. NetNotes is a digest of questions and answers from two online forums: the Microscopy Listserver and the Confocal Listserver. Te latter joins NetNotes for the first time in this issue. Topics of general interest include Microscopy Education articles (see article by Vaccarelli),


Microscopy Pioneers, Industry News, Product News, the occasional Opinion piece, and a compre- hensive calendar of meetings and courses. In this issue there is also a summary of a panel discus- sion on how to get funding for instrumentation (article by Brantner). Where does the information come from for this magazine? It comes from authors who build


microscopes, sell microscopes, use microscopes, teach with microscopes, and love microscopes. It comes from the microscopy community.


Charles Lyman Editor-in-Chief


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 figures 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) 674-7600 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 Robert Price, Associate Editor-in-Chief bob.price@uscmed.sc.edu Stephen Carmichael, Columnist carmichael.stephen@mayo.edu Eric Clark, Pioneers Editor eclark@magnet.fsu.edu Richard Edelmann, Education Editor edelmare@miamioh.edu Deb Kelly, Microscopy 101 Editor debkelly@psu.edu Thomas E. Phillips, Consulting Editor phillipst@missouri.edu Paul Webster, Calendar Editor p.webster@oak-crest.org John Shields, Humor Editor johnshields59@gmail.com Nikolaus Cordes, Digital Content Editor nikolaus.cordes@inl.gov Thomas Kelly, Chief Innovation Judge Tomas.kelly@ametek.com Robert Simmons, Chief Micrograph Judge robert.simmons@briarwillow.com


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Editorial Board Nasim Alem, Penn State University 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 Heather Lowers, U.S. Geological Survey John Mackenzie, North Carolina State Univ. Paul Maddox, U. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Ania Majewska, U. Rochester Med School Joseph Michael, Sandia National Labs Caroline Miller, Indiana University Brian M. Patterson, Los Alamos National Lab John Reffner, John Jay College, SUNY Ian Robertson, University of Wisconsin Phillip Russell, Appalachian State University Bradley Thiel, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Simon Watkins, University of Pittsburgh Cynthia Zeissler, Nat. Inst. of Stds. and Tech. (NIST)


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