Under The Microscope


This is a blog dedicated to sharing and compiling many different images from under the microscope. From living to non-living, we can appreciate the invention of the microscope that has allowed us to see the into world of the very small.
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False-colour scanning electron micrograph of fibres of blue asbestos, or crocidolite. All asbestos varieties are silicates (amphibole minerals), the most common being crocidolite, amosite and chrysotile. Asbestos fibres can be compressed, felted or woven to make insulating boards, paper & shingles. It is widely used in the construction industry because of its fireproof and insulating properties, while its resistance to corrosion makes it attractive to the chemical and process industries. If the smaller fibres are inhaled in quantity they lodge in the lung causing the respiratory disease asbestosis. Magnification: x60 at 6x7cm size.
(So now you can see what all the huff is about concerning asbestos, folks! Let’s keep our macrophages happy! :))

False-colour scanning electron micrograph of fibres of blue asbestos, or crocidolite. All asbestos varieties are silicates (amphibole minerals), the most common being crocidolite, amosite and chrysotile. Asbestos fibres can be compressed, felted or woven to make insulating boards, paper & shingles. It is widely used in the construction industry because of its fireproof and insulating properties, while its resistance to corrosion makes it attractive to the chemical and process industries. If the smaller fibres are inhaled in quantity they lodge in the lung causing the respiratory disease asbestosis. Magnification: x60 at 6x7cm size.

(So now you can see what all the huff is about concerning asbestos, folks! Let’s keep our macrophages happy! :))

(Source: sciencephoto.com)

April 26th, 2012 + highres + science + microscope + asbestos + fibers + SEM + lung + 29 notes

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