As a physicist I was asked if there is a possibility to detect
viruses by means of REM/SEM microscopy.
In principal this technique is feasible, I know, the question
addresses the way of specimen preparation: small eruptions of
the skin contain an almost clear liquid which is directly applied
to a microscope cover plate. After desiccating, the specimen is
sputtered with approx. 3 to 5 nanometer Gold.
Is it likely to find (if prominent) a virus by using this method ?
If not, which technique is more likely to yield success ?
A N Y advice welcome,
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