Microscopy News

  1. CLAIRE Brings Electron Microscopy To Soft Materials

    Soft matter encompasses a broad swath of materials, including liquids, polymers, gels, foam and – most importantly – biomolecules. At the heart of soft materials, governing their overall properties and capabilities, are the interactions of nano-sized components.

  2. ORNL Microscopy Directly Images Problematic Lithium Dendrites In Batteries

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries.

  3. Siskiyou Simplifies Laser Integration For Optogenetics Microscopy

    The Siskiyou IS-OGP is a simple, turnkey, modular solution (patent pending) for integrating an external laser beam into an existing microscope in optogenetics experiments that utilize a laser spot to stimulate target neurons in the cortex of lab animals.

  4. ORNL Microscopy Pencils Patterns In Polymers At The Nanoscale

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.

  5. Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy: Computer Simulations Sharpen Insights Into Molecules

    The resolution of scanning tunnelling microscopes can be improved dramatically by attaching small molecules or atoms to their tip.

  6. New High Power Dual Wavelength Laser For MPE Microscopy

    A new dual-wavelength laser from Coherent, Inc. combines the industry’s widest tuning range, highest power and shortest pulsewidth to enable cutting edge fluorescence detection techniques in non-linear microscopy.

  7. A Breakthrough In Electron Microscopy

    Imagine that you want to find out from a single picture taken of the front of a house, what the building looks like from behind, whether it has any extensions or if the brickwork is damaged, and how many rooms are in the basement.

  8. Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy Record

    A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a collaboration of researchers used low energy or “soft” X-rays to image structures only five nanometers in size. This resolution, obtained at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is the highest ever achieved with X-ray microscopy.

  9. Single-Molecule Motion Capturing By Optical Microscopy

    A research group led by Professor Hiroyuki Noji, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, successfully observed and touched the rotational motion of a 1-nm synthetic molecular machine through the application of a single-molecule capturing and manipulation technique using optical microscopy and a bead probe (single-molecule motion capturing), which allows visualization of molecular mechanical motion.

  10. A Breakthrough In Imaging Gold Nanoparticles To Atomic Resolution By Electron Microscopy

    Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics.