Early electron microscopy in the Netherlands

Pieter Kruit*, J.B. Poole

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Le Poole describes his odyssey in electron microscopy, beginning with his early studies that led up to his application in 1939 to H.B. Dorgelo to build an electron microscope. Gradual progress was made after the German invasion of Holland. Successes and disappointments are both recorded. Post-war meetings are invoked, especially the first international congress on electron microscopy in Delft in 1949.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-171
JournalAdvances in Imaging and Electron Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • 450-kV electron microscope
  • A.C. van Dorsten
  • A.C.S. van Heel
  • BBC news
  • Dutch electron microscope
  • H.B. Dorgelo
  • Invasion of Holland
  • Liberation of Holland
  • M. van Ments
  • Van Iterson family
  • Von Borries' visit to Delft
  • Wobbler


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