Micron is an interdisciplinary forum for all work that involves new applications of microscopy or where advanced microscopy plays a central role. The journal will publish on the design, methods, application, practice or theory of microscopy and microanalysis, including reports on optical, electron-beam, X-ray microtomography, and scanning-probe systems. It also aims at the regular publication of review papers, short communications, as well as thematic issues on contemporary developments in microscopy and microanalysis. The journal embraces original research in which microscopy has contributed significantly to knowledge in biology, life science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science and engineering.

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Editorial board


  • F. Braet
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, 2006, NSW 2006, Australia
  • R.F. Egerton
    University of Alberta, 11322 - 89 Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 2J1, Canada

Review Editors

  • F. Hofer
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
  • T. Ruiz
    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States

Editorial Board

  • P. Abellan
    University of Nantes, CNRS, Institut of Materials Jean Rouxel in Nantes (IMN), Physics of Materials and Nanostructures Group, Nantes Cedex 3, France
  • U. Aebi
    University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • H. Assender
    University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • D. Bhella
    Medical Research Council (MRC), Inst. of Virology, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • J. Billen
    KU Leuven, Zoological Inst., Leuven, Belgium
  • E.J. Boekema
    University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • G. Botton
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • J.L. Carrascosa
    Spanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid, Spain
  • G. Cox
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Y.F. Dufrêne
    Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • A. Gregorc
    University of Maribor, Agricultural Institute of Slovania, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • J.R. Harris
    Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • A. Holzenburg
    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Medicine, Harlingen, Texas, United States
  • B.P. Jena
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • A. Kirkland
    University of Oxford Department of Materials, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • M. Lekka
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Inst.of Nuclear Physics, Kraków, Poland
  • J. Lucocq
    University of St. Andrews, Schools of Medicine and Biology, Fife, United Kingdom
  • H. Luensdorf
    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Q. Luo
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • J. Reyes Gasga
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Inst. de Fisica, Mexico D.F., Mexico
  • J. A. Slater
    Diamond Light Source, Didcot, United Kingdom
  • D.L. Taatjes
    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States
  • M. Varela del Arco
    Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • J. Verbeeck
    University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • P. Verkade
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • P. Xi
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Y. Zhu
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, New York, United States
  • J.M. Zuo
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States