infocus is the Royal Microscopical Society’s Magazine for members. It provides a common forum for scientists & technologists who use any form of microscope and includes all branches of microscopy
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The samples used in this article are from electronic circuits used in industry and heavy engineering. They consist of various capacitors, diodes, resistors and the micro circuits they are joined to. Sizes vary from 25mm diameter down to 2mm.
In Euclidean geometry, perimeter is a defined and readily measured property of shapes. In the real world, and especially in digitised images of real world objects, it is less well defined and much less readily measured, in spite of the fact that practically all image analysis programmes report numeric values, and use them in shape
Dr Adrian Burden writes about some of his experiences of engaging the public in the world of microscopy, highlighting how the Royal Microscopical Society has supported these activities, and encouraging readers to get involved or undertake similar activities in their own local community.