RMS Handbooks 

  • Low Voltage Electron Microscopy – Principles and Applications

    Natasha Erdman and David Bell

    This timely book delves into the rapidly developing, and cutting-edge field, of low-voltage electron microscopy that has only recently become available due to the rapid developments in the electron optics design and image processing. Low-voltage techniques are particularly crucial in nanotechnology and the study of surface related phenomena, allowing researchers to observe materials as never before.
    £80.50 from Wiley online

  • Diagnostic Electron Microscopy: A Practical Guide to Tissue Preparation and Interpretation

    John W. Stirling, Alan Curry & Bryan P. Eyden

    This book summarises the current interpretational applications of TEM in diagnostic pathology. This concise and accessible volume provides a working guide to the main, or most useful, applications of the technique including practical topics of concern to laboratory scientists, brief guides to traditional tissue and microbiological preparation techniques, microwave processing, digital imaging and measurement uncertainty.
    £77.95 from Wiley Online

  • Aberration-corrected Analytical Electron Microscopy

    Rik Brydson

    This title in the RMS - Wiley Series is concerned with the theory, background, and practical use of transmission electron microscopes with lens correctors that can correct the effects of spherical aberration.

    The book also covers a comparison with aberration correction in the TEM and applications of analytical aberration corrected STEM in materials science and biology. This book is essential for microscopists involved in nanoscale and materials microanalysis especially those using scanning transmission electron microscopy, and related analytical techniques such as electron diffraction x-ray spectrometry (EDXS) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS).
    £47.95 from Wiley Online

  • Principles and Practice of Variable Pressure / Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (VP-ESEM)

    Debbie Stokes

    Offers a simple starting point to VP-ESEM, especially for new users, technicians & students.
    ~ Contains clear, concise explanations
    ~ Principles & applications outlined are generic and applicable to all types of VP-ESEM
    ~ Enables the reader to turn principles into practice

    £60.00 from Wiley Online

  • Specimen Preparation for Transmission Electron Microscopy of Materials

    P.J Goodhew

    The requirements of a specimen for both imaging and analysis are discussed. The methods by which sheet or disc specimens can be prepared and final thinning techniques are described with particular reference to the practical problems which are likely to be encountered. This handbook also guides a reader to the most appropriate choice of specimen-preparation method and gives practical hints on how to recognize and avoid artefacts which may arise.
    £10.00 + P&P

  • An introduction to immunocytochemistry

    J.M Polak

    Ways of preparing tissues for the different methods and according to the antigen to be localized are discussed and the most commonly used methods are described in detail with explanatory diagrams and photomicrographs. More complicated methods are touched on and a full reference list is provided. A newcomer to the field will find enough information to understand the principles of the subject and to be able to produce acceptable results
    £5.00 + P&P

  • Light-Element Analysis in the Transmission Electron Microscopes: WEDX & EELS

    P.M Budd

    This book explains how the techniques work and how they should be used. The emphasis is on practical aspects of collecting and interpreting spectra rather than on the fundamental physical background. Finally, the two techniques are compared. The book will be of use to biological, medical, physical, and materials scientists
    £15.00 + P&P

  • Colloidal Gold: a New Perspective for Cytochemical Marking

    Julian E Beesley

    his book aims to describe the established techniques of gold probe production and of immunolabelling. Each technique is summarised in a table which can be used in the laboratory without recourse to the text, original references are also given to enable readers if they so wish to trace the origins of each technique. The book can therefore be used both as a bench-top manual and as a guide to further detailed reading.
    £9.95 + P&P

  • Autoradiography: A Comprehensive Overview

    John Baker

    A comprehensive overview of the major techniques of autoradiography. The various methods are clearly described, and the information which they can provide is discussed. The student involved in biological or biomedical research will find this an invaluable introduction, and a clear guide to choosing the correct approach. It will be of interest to more experienced researchers, who are familiar with one particular method, and wish to broaden their approach to another level.
    £10.00 + P&P

  • Introduction to Crystallography (2nd edition)

    C. Hammond

    This text leads the reader step-by-step through the basic concepts of crystallography, and provides a clear account of symmetry and crystal structures. This edition features a final chapter on the geometrical construction of diffraction patterns and a helpful appendix on vectors and their use in crystallography. 
    £12.95 + P&P

  • Cryopreparation of Thin Biological Specimens for Electron Microscopy

    Norbert Roos

    This useful laboratory handbook covers those techniques where the cryofixed specimen is sectioned or otherwise presented as a thin film for examination in the TEM. Basic principles of techniques are explained, firm practical guidelines are provided, and applications of the methods are discussed. This handbook provides a valuable guide for researchers, postgraduate students, and technicians who are familiar with the basics of biological electron microscopy but have little experience of cryotechniques. 
    £7.50 + P&P

  • An Introduction to Surface Analysis by Electron Spectroscopy

    John F Watts

    This book considers two surface science techniques; X–ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy. It explains underlying physical principles discusses the instrumentation employed and looks at the interpretation of the resulting spectra. This valuable handbook will provide a useful introduction to the use of electron spectroscopy for surface analysis for students and researchers in physics, engineering, and materials science.
    £12.95 + P&P

  • The Role of Microscopy in Semiconductor Failure Analysis

    B P Richards

    The applications of microscopy to semiconductor failure analysis are described in this concise handbook, which provides a valuable practical guide for all those working in the field. The basic principles and operation of each type of microscopy are explained, and each is illustrated with case histories and micrographs of many failure mechanisms. The need for new microscopies for the study of future generation devices is discussed, and several possible candidates for this purpose are assessed. 
    £7.50 + P&P

  • Enzyme Histochemistry

    C J F van Noorden

    This practical laboratory handbook contains a selection of the most important enzyme histochemical techniques currently available for light microscopy. The methods included here were chosen because of their reliability and specificity, and are all detailed in easy-to-follow protocols. The introductory chapter provides a theoretical background to enzyme histochemistry, and the book should be of use to all researchers in cell biology, pathology, biochemistry and cell physiology
    £7.50 + P&P

  • In situ Hybridization: a Practical Guide

    A R Leitch

    This practical guide provides a comprehensive description of in situ hybridization, form background information to detailed methodology and practical applications.
    Topics described include: Localization of nucleic acid sequences, Labels and labelling methods, Hybrid detection and imaging systems, RNA:RNA and DNA:DNA hybridization protocols, plus Troubleshooting tips. 
    £14.95 + P&P

  • Flow Cytometry

    M G Ormerod

    A practical guide to the instrumentation and the application of this method in mammalian cell biology. Information is included on: Fluorescence and immunofluorescence, DNA analysis, Chromosomes analysis and sorting, Study of cell proliferation and death, Choice of instrument. Flow Cytometry is essential reading for all workers wishing to use this technique, whether cell biologists, immunologists or pathologists. 
    £12.95 + P&P

  • Food Microscopy: a Manual of Practical Methods, Using Optical Microscopy

    Olga Flint

    A practical guide to a range of light microscopy methods that can be used for the rapid examination of the microstructure of both food ingredients and food products. Full practical details are given of methods for studying proteins, starches and fats as they occur in meat and vegetable protein products, baked foods and food emulsions. For all food scientists and others seeking to improve their understanding of the use of optical microscopy in food analysis.
    £14.95 + P&P

  • Modern PhotoMICROgraphy

    Brian Bracegirdle

    Modern PhotoMICROgraphy provides an up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of producing high quality photomicrography.
    The book offers practical guidance on obtaining a clear image and recording this accurately. Modern PhotoMICROgraphy is essential reading for all practising microscopists who wish to record images at magnifications greater than 50x
    £15.95 + P&P

  • Introduction to Immunocytochemistry (2nd edition)

    J M Polak

    This book describes the rationale behind the various techniques, explains the problems of specificity and sensitivity, and provides troubleshooting advice. Practical instructions for immunostaining methods using fluorescent, enzyme and gold labels are also outlined in detail. As well as being an essential introductory text for beginners to this field, it is also of interest to more experienced workers wishing to refresh their knowledge.
    £15.95 + P&P

  • Introduction to Light Microscopy

    S Bradbury and B Bracegirdle

    This book offers advice on choosing the appropriate type of light microscope for a particular application. Offering detailed, illustrated advice, the book provides information for readers on the low powered stereomicroscope, as well as the different condensers, eyepieces and objectives of the high-power compound microscope. Comprehensive guidance is given to the reader through advice on correct care and usage of the microscope, as well as advice on how to obtain a clear, detailed image. 
    £16.95 + P&P

  • Electron Microscopy in Microbiology

    M Hoppert

    A practical guide for microbiologists with little or no previous experience of electron microscopical preparation techniques. Concise descriptions of protocols relevant to microbial research are provided, including procedures for the structural characterization of whole microorganisms and their subcellular and macromolecular components.
    £17.95 + P&P

  • Flow Cytometry (2nd edition)

    M G Ormerod

    This successful book covers the important theoretical and practical issues involved in flow cytometry, as well as the latest techniques and applications. Chapters on clinical applications and on apoptosis are included.
    Coverage includes: Instrumentation; immunofluorescence; Clinical applications; DNA analysis; Cell proliferation; Apoptosis. 
    £17.95 + P&P

If you would like to purchase any of the older handbook series please email info@rms.org.uk stating which books you require.



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