Magnetic TEM built April 1938 at Toronto University

The Physics Department of the University of Toronto is home to one significant magnetic TEM, which was displayed in the department in July 2010, hence the above photo taken by my mobile.

The building of the first transmission magnetic electron microscope was carried out by two graduate students, James Hillier and Albert Prebus in April of 1938, under the direction of the Department Chairman, Professor E.F. Burton. At first the electron microscope was a subject for instrument development and for physicists but its invention quickly became a turning point for science itself. Read the history here…:


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