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Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) > Eucentric Goniometer

A goniometer stage allows the specimen to be traversed and tilted simultaneously so that every part of the specimen can be examined at a variety of angles.

A eucentric goniometer stage can be adjusted so that the illuminated region of the specimen stays the same as the stage is tilted. This is known as the eucentric position.

Using the controls opposite you can tilt and traverse the specimen.



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Foreshortening of the image as the specimen is tilted is not shown in the simulation. By how much should the magnification appear to change in the direction perpendicular to the tilt axis when a specimen is tilted 30° from the horizontal?

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