10 March 2016 Issue 41

Bologna and Cambridge Universities: An Electron Microscope Twinning Phenomenon?

The authors tell of the twin relationship between the Metal Physics Group and Electron Microscopy Section of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Electron Microscopy Centre of the Istituto di Fisica of the University of Bologna.

Here they recapitulate the events that led to the ultimate step: the dispatch of the drawings for the construction of the first British high-voltage transmission electron microscope from Bologna, where Ugo Valdrè (UV) had taken them for safe keeping, to the Churchill College Archives in the University of Cambridge.

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Peter Hawkes

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Ugo Valdre

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