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electron scanning
1. The moving of an electron beam back and forth and/or up and down by deflecting the beam electromagnetically or electrostatically.
2. A deflection of a beam of electrons, at regular intervals, across a crt screen (display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube), according to a definite pattern.
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electron scanning microscope, scanning electron microscope, SEM
An instrument similar to an electron microscope in that a beam of electrons is used to scan the surface of a specimen.

The beam is moved in a point-to-point manner over the surface of the specimen and these electrons are deflected collected, accelerated, and directed against a scintillator.

The large number of photons that are created are converted into an electric signal which, in turn, modulates the beam scanning the surface of the specimen.

This entry is located in the following units: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 52) -tron, -tronic, -tronics + (page 4)