Microscopy News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. High Power Violet Lasers Improve Cytometry And Confocal Microscopy Applications
    8/8/2016

    A new, high power, ultra-compact, violet laser from Coherent, Inc. will provide improved performance for numerous short wavelength applications, including examples in life sciences, where it will enable brighter confocal imaging and faster flow cytometry throughput rates.

  8. Nanometer Precision 3-Channel Controller For Miniature Piezo Inertia Drives And Actuators
    7/29/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently announced the newest digital servo controller with 3-channels, offering greater flexibility for miniaturized precision positioning and handling tasks. Applications include precision alignment and automation, semiconductor technology, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation.

  9. New PI Low-Cost, Compact, And Smooth Running Stepper/Servo Motor Solution
    5/5/2016

    PI offers a new L-406 compact linear stage delivers performance and reliability at minimized cost. It has applications in research and industrial applications, including bio-nanotechnology, microscopy, micromanipulation, inspection and metrology, beamline systems, and photonics instrumentation.

  10. Xenics At DCS: Top-Notch Space Technology Serving The Industry
    4/18/2016

    Xenics will attend SPIE DCS 2016 with a host of new developments, among them the first performance results of a family of high-resolution SWIR line-scan arrays that work up to 400 KHz of line rate. These arrays serve space applications that require high resolution line-scan arrays as well as medical (3D SD-OCT) and industrial applications that require high line rates. . Xenics will exhibit in Booth 523 at the Baltimore Convention Center.