RMS Books

The RMS Wiley Book Series began in 2008, prior to this the RMS published a large selection of essential guides and introductions to all microscopy disciplines and techniques.

RMS Wiley Book Series

This book series aims to cover all aspects of microscopy, from compositional mapping, spectroscopy and image analysis embracing applications in chemistry, life sciences, physics, material sciences, technology and engineering. We publish print as well as electronic books (kindle, e-, and tablet). The series encompasses books for active professionals, researchers at the cutting-edge of techniques and applications as well as advanced textbooks to introduce key methodology and topics to students.

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Books in the Series

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    Correlative Imaging: Focusing on the Future

    Paul Verkade (Editor), Lucy Collinson (Editor)

    Brings a fresh point of view to the current state of correlative imaging and the future of the field

    This book provides contributions from international experts on correlative imaging, describing their vision of future developments in the field based on where it is today. Starting with a brief historical overview of how the field evolved, it presents the latest developments in microscopy that facilitate the correlative workflow. It also discusses the need for an ideal correlative probe, applications in proteomic and elemental analysis, interpretation methods, and how correlative imaging can incorporate force microscopy, soft x-ray tomography, and volume electron microscopy techniques. Work on placing individual molecules within cells is also featured. (Published November 2019)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    Understanding Light Microscopy

    Jeremy Sanderson

    Introduces readers to the enlightening world of the modern light microscope

    There have been rapid advances in science and technology over the last decade, and the light microscope, together with the information that it gives about the image, has changed too. Yet the fundamental principles of setting up and using a microscope rests upon unchanging physical principles that have been understood for years. This informative, practical, full-colour guide fills the gap between specialised edited texts on detailed research topics, and introductory books, which concentrate on an optical approach to the light microscope. It also provides comprehensive coverage of confocal microscopy, which has revolutionised light microscopy over the last few decades. (Published May 2019)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    Biological Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy

    Roland A. Fleck (Editor), Bruno M. Humbel (Editor)

    The goto resource for microscopists on biological applications of field emission gun scanning electron microscopy (FEGSEM)

    The evolution of scanning electron microscopy technologies and capability over the past few years has revolutionized the biological imaging capabilities of the microscope—giving it the capability to examine surface structures of cellular membranes to reveal the organization of individual proteins across a membrane bilayer and the arrangement of cell cytoskeleton at a nm scale. Most notable are their improvements for field emission scanning electron microscopy (FEGSEM), which when combined with cryo-preparation techniques, has provided insight into a wide range of biological questions including the functionality of bacteria and viruses. This full-colour, must-have book for microscopists traces the development of the biological field emission scanning electron microscopy (FEGSEM) and highlights its current value in biological research as well as its future worth. (Published January 2019)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    Electron Beam-Specimen Interactions and Simulation Methods in Microscopy

    Budhika G. Mendis

    A detailed presentation of the physics of electron beam-specimen interactions

    Electron Beam-Specimen Interactions and Simulation Methods in Microscopy offers enlightening coverage of: the Monte-Carlo Method; Multislice Simulations; Bloch Waves in Conventional and Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy; Bloch Waves in Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy; Low Energy Loss and Core Loss EELS. (Published April 2018)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    Standard and Super-Resolution Bioimaging Data Analysis: A Primer

    Ann Wheeler and Ricardo Henriques (Editors)

    A comprehensive guide to the art and science of bioimaging data acquisition, processing and analysis

    Standard and Super-Resolution Bioimaging Data Analysis gets newcomers to bioimage data analysis quickly up to speed on the mathematics, statistics, computing hardware and acquisition technologies required to correctly process and document data. (Published December 2017)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    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. (Published January 2013)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    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. (Published December 2012)

    Available from Wiley Online

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    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). (Published September 2011)

    Available from Wiley Online

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

    Debbie Stokes

    Offers a simple starting point to VPSEM, especially for new users, technicians and students containing clear, concise explanations

    Crucially, the principles and applications outlined in this book are completely generic: i.e. applicable to all types of VPSEM, irrespective of manufacturer.

    Information presented will enable reader to turn principles into practice

    (Published November 2008)

    Available from Wiley Online


Other RMS Publications

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    Moving Forward

    John L Hutchison

    Produced for the 175th Anniversary celebrations, this account provides a brief outline of the developments within the RMS from 1989 - 2014. It complements "God bless the microscope!" which chronicled the first 150 years of the Society. It is written by Honorary Fellow and Past President, Dr John Hutchison, from the standpoint of a practising microscopist with involvement in the Society during this time.

    Download a PDF version or request a free copy of the book from Lucy Ridler.

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    God Bless the Microscope!

    Gerard L'E Turner

    First published in 1989, Gerard L'E Turner's superb, historical text chronicled the first 150 years of the Society. 

    Download a PDF version


RMS Handbook Series

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    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. (Published August 1984)
    £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. (Published 1984 & August 1987)
    £5.00 + P&P

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    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. (Published April 1988)
    £15.00 + P&P

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    Colloidal Gold: a New Perspective for Cytochemical Marking

    Julian E Beesley

    This 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. (Published March 1989)
    £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. (Published 1989 & June 2003)
    £10.00 + P&P

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    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. (Published 1989 & October 1992)
    £12.95 + P&P

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    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. (Published May 1990)
    £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. (Published November1990)
    £12.95 + P&P

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    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. (Published June 1992)
    £7.50 + P&P

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    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. (Published December 1992)
    £7.50 + P&P

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    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. (Published January 1994)
    £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. (Published June 1994)
    £12.95 + P&P

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    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. (Published June 1994)
    £15.95 + 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. (Published June 1998)
    £17.95 + P&P

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    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. (Published June 1999)
    £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.