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Computer Measurement of Particle Sizes in Electron Microscope Images

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4 Author(s)
Hall, E.L. ; Image Processing Institute, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007. ; Varsi, G. ; Thompson, W.B. ; Gauldin, R.

Computer image processing techniques have been applied to particle counting and sizing in electron microscope images. Distributions of particle sizes were computed for several images and compared to manually computed distributions. The results of these experiments indicate that automatic particle counting within a reasonable error and computer processing time is feasible. The significance of the results is that the tedious task of manually counting a large number of particles can be eliminated while still providing the scientist with accurate results.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SMC-6 ,  Issue: 2 )