"You have to be absolutely patient, but suddenly one atom was sitting right in front of the tip and I got atomic resolution. That’s the way to success, not giving up."
"We replaced the wave length of the light by the wave length of electrons at an accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging aperture of 2 X 10-2 rad...we came up with a resolution limit of 2.2 Å ."
"I thought that if I patented it, no one else would be able to do work with it. I might earn some money, but I was not interested in that. I was interested in applications for many researchers, creating more fundamental science. So I decided not to patent it."
"As many of his colleagues can attest, the wave nature of the electron was no remote or discouragingly abstract conception to him. Peering at the viewing screen while he manipulated the controls of an electron microscope, he could be seen to be thinking in terms of wave functions. "
"It took me about twenty years before I had the right system that could be realized in practice and that scientist said it could work"
"...can the human soul be glimpsed through a microscope? Maybe, but you'd definitely need one of those very good ones with two eyepieces."
"Our century has seen the creation of new means of doing research. In particular, the electron microscope and chemical and biochemical methods of analysis have revolutionized our knowledge of the foundations of life..."