Microscopy News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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). 

  4. 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.

  5. Minimally-Invasive Brain Imaging May Be Possible With Surgical Needles
    3/22/2017

    By substituting a glass surgical needle for the endoscope, a proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated technology that might lead to a minimally invasive method for imaging deep brain tissue, one that could provide a better understanding of neurological conditions.

  6. Non-Destructive, Sub-Angstrom Level Measurement Of A Nanofiber
    1/23/2017

    Researchers at the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a unique method to measure the radius of a nanofiber with sub-angstrom-scale sensitivity — without destroying the nanofiber with chemicals and heat in the process, as current scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques tend to do.

  7. Excelitas Technologies Introduces NIR-Optimized Single Photon Counting Module
    1/18/2017

    Excelitas Technologies® recently introduced the SPCM-NIR, a Single Photon Counting Module specifically selected and performance-optimized for the near-infrared (NIR) wavelength spectrum. This NIR-spectrum enhanced device is designed to support long-range LIDAR, quantum communication and microscopy applications, as well as many others.

  8. STReM Technique Captures High-Speed, Super-Resolution Images Without Need For A Fast Camera
    11/21/2016

    Rice University researchers have refined a Nobel Prize-winning microscopy technique to capture fluorescing molecules at a frame rate 20 times faster than other laboratory cameras.

  9. PI Launches 2nd Generation PInano® Piezo Stage For SR Microscopy
    11/15/2016

    PI has recently released a 2nd generation of its successful PInano® product line of high resolution XY/XYZ multi-axis positioning systems. The digital servo piezo controller offers the advantage of higher linearity, simple operation, and easy access to advanced features in comparison to conventional analog piezo controllers. It provides responsive real-time tracking, and it supports PI's unique Fast Focus & Freeze capability, where the unit can be bumplessly switched from external (focus) sensor to internal (capacitive, SGS or piezoresistive) sensor, allowing precise, calibrated, stable motions with respect to the focal plane.

  10. Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors
    10/27/2016

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.