From Electron Microscopy to 3D Printing: Serial Block-Face Scanning Electron Microscopy of Spores

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The exhibition “Fungi – Food, Poison and Mythology” in the Museum Wiesbaden, Germany shows more than 1300 fungi models. As a special highlight macroscopic 3D reconstructions of spores are presented which have their origin in serial block-face scanning electron microscopy. This method was applied to embedded spores with diameters of some microns. Computer based 3D reconstructions, 3D printing and the production of hollow casts lead to 126 impressive objects featuring a magnification of about 20.000x.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
JournalImaging & Microscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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