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
    Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia<br />(Biological Sciences)
  • R.F. Egerton
    Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322 - 89 Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 2J1, Canada<br />(Physical Sciences)

Review Editors

  • F. Hofer
    Forschungsinstitut für Elektronenmikroskopie, Technische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
  • T. Ruiz
    Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA

Editorial Board

  • U. Aebi
    Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • H. Assender
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • D. Bhella
    Medical Research Council (MRC), Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • E.J. Boekema
    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • G. Botton
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • N.D. Browning
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • J.L. Carrascosa
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
  • G. Cox
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • P. Crozier
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Y.F. Dufrêne
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • A. Gregorc
    University of Maribor, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • J.R. Harris
    Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany
  • A. Holzenburg
    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen, Texas, USA
  • B.P. Jena
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • A. Kirkland
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • M. Lekka
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
  • J. Lucocq
    University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
  • H. Luensdorf
    Helmholtz Zent. für Infektionsforschung Mikrobiol., Braunschweig, Germany
  • Q. Luo
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • D.A. Muller
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • T. Müller-Reichert
    TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • J. Reyes Gasga
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico D.F., Mexico
  • D.L. Taatjes
    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
  • M. Varela del Arco
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • J. Verbeeck
    Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • P. Verkade
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • P. Xi
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Y. Zhu
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA
  • J.M. Zuo
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA