Microscopy News

  1. Leti Develops Lens-Free, Point-Of-Care System For Diagnosing Spinal Meningitis
    1/30/2018

    Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the new technology provides immediate results and eliminates errors in counting white blood cells (leukocytes) in cerebrospinal fluid, which is required to diagnose the infection.

  2. Researchers Achieve Resolutions In The 30 Nanometre Range
    1/23/2018

    Objects smaller than half the wavelength of the utilised light cannot be viewed with the aid of traditional light microscopes. A research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Basel has succeeded in enhancing the resolution for microscopic analysis of solid state systems to 1/31 of the wavelength of the utilised light.

  3. Magnetic Fields Of Bacterial Cells, Nano-Objects Mapped Using Electron Microscopy
    12/21/2017

    A research team led by a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy.

  4. Hollow Optical Antennas For Superior Photon Creation And Control
    12/14/2017

    Scientists at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany, have introduced a novel plasmonic cavity antenna design that enhances the creation and control of photons emitted by atoms and molecules.

  5. Novel Lenses Enable X-Ray Microscopy With Record Resolution
    12/7/2017

    Scientists have developed novel lenses that enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution in the nanometre regime. Using new materials, the research team led by DESY scientist Saša Bajt from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has perfected the design of specialised X-ray optics and achieved a focus spot size with a diameter of less than ten nanometres.

  6. Ultraviolet Microscope To Dramatically Speed Up Lab Tests
    12/7/2017

    A microscope using ultraviolet (UV) light to provide high-resolution histological images promises to significantly shorten the amount of time diagnostic tests are processed.

  7. Thorlabs Releases New sCMOS Cameras
    10/10/2017

    Thorlabs has announced the release of its new 2.1 Megapixel Quantalux sCMOS Camera based on a high-performance 1e- read-noise imager. Ideal for demanding imaging applications, the monochrome sensor can image the full frame [1920 (H) x 1080 (V)] at 50 fps with 16 Bit resolution and offers a peak quantum efficiency of 61% at 600 nm.

  8. Water-Repellent Nanosheet Wrapper Enhances Biological Microscopy
    8/24/2017

    Japanese scientists have developed a unique water-repellent nanomaterial that can be wrapped around biological tissue to visualize high-quality images for a longer period of time.

  9. New High Power, Low Noise, White Light Source For Microscopy
    7/18/2017

    The new Mighty Light from Spectrolight is a turnkey, compact source of broadband light based on a high power tungsten-halogen lamp which is ideal for microscopy, machine vision, photovoltaic research and testing, and other diverse illumination applications.  With a nominal color temperature of 2900K, the Mighty Light provides over 2 watts of low-noise, white light output spanning the visible through near‑infrared spectral regions (400 nm ~ 2.5 µm). 

  10. Scanning Microwave Microscopy For Non-Destructive Imaging Of Silicon Nanostructures
    7/6/2017

    Academe and industry collaborators in Europe have developed a scanning microwave microscope capable of imaging three-dimensional, atom-sized components buried within silicon chips, making it one of the first devices to image and characterize, in a non-destructive way, those structures that are considered building blocks of quantum devices.