Types of microscopy list

  • X-ray absorption microscopy
  • X-ray tomography
  • Neutron tomography
  • Optical microscopy (reflected, transmitted)
    Polarised light, dark field, DIC, confocal microscopy
  • Acoustic microscopy (used to inspect electronic components for delamination)
  • Electron microscopy (scanning, transmitted)
    OIM, Bright field, dark field, EELS, PEELS, EDX, EDS, tomography
  • Thermionic microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy (and magnetic force microscopy, and other derivatives)
  • Atom probe microscopy (using inert imaging gas)
  • Tomographic atom probe (evaporation of sample)
  • Positron annihilation (microscopy?)
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Focused Ion beam microscopy
  • Scanning Tunnelling Hydrogen Microscopy

What’s your favourite that I missed?…


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