Microscopy News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Serial Time-Encoded Amplified Microscopy For Ultrafast Imaging Based On Multi-Wavelength Laser

    Ultrafast real-time optical imaging is an effective and important tool for studying dynamical events, such as shock waves, neural activity, laser surgery and chemical dynamics in living cells.

  9. StellarSCOPE™ System For Microscopy

    StellarNet has released the StellarSCOPE™ System that allows users to couple their favorite StellarNet spectrometer systems to a microscope. 

  10. New Microscopy Technique Improves Imaging At The Atomic Scale

    When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images – and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movement and eliminates the distortion from the finished product.