The technique used to produce an enlarged image of a tiny object that utilizes
an electron microscope, an instrument that uses a beam of electrons focused by
an electron lens.
This type of microscopy is necessary when items or features are too small to
be imaged by light. In this case, the image is created by the bending/reflection
of an electron beam rather than a light beam.
Source: New York Sea Grant Brown Tide Research Initiative
Español: Microscopio electrónico
Français: Microscopie électronique