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Real-time nanoscopic imaging of large fields of living cells has been achieved for the first time by researchers at the Max Plank Institute using a high speed low noise sCMOS camera on a super-resolution fluorescence microscope. Led by Stefan Hell, parallelisation techniques were applied to RESOLFT nonlinear structured illumination using two incoherently superimposed orthogonal standing light waves. This enabled the imaging 120 µm × 100 µm fields in a 2D array with 116,000 doughnuts or scanned points in less than a second.

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Nanoscale Imaging and Elemental Mapping in a Liquid Cell by Electron Microscopy

Using a in situ liquid cell nanometer scale resolution elemental mapping of crystals in a liquid was obtained by scientist from at Argonne National Laboratory working with colleagues from the University of Manchester.

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High Resolution WDS of Li, B, Be, C, and O at 50-1120 eV

Prof. Dr. Alexei Erko has increased the resolution of light detection by wavelength dispersive spectroscopy using Reflection zone plates, similar to those used in synchrotron radiation sources. The detector is used in a scanning electron microscope for the precise detection of light elements including lithium, boron, beryllium, carbon and oxygen.

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Microscopy Center of Excellence Opens at Yales West Campus

A Center of Excellence for microscopy has opened on the West Campus of Yale University in collaboration with Leica Microsystems. The center houses fluorescence microscopes for long cell experiments, Laser Microdissection, inverted research and tissue culture microscopes, and apochromatic corrected stereo microscopes.

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Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists

  • "One story that the Prof.(Oakley) used to tell, is that when the SEM was being considered as a commercial product, a group of Marketing experts were sent out to make an evaluation of the number of SEMs that could be sold. ...they came back with probably between 6 (six), and 10 (ten) would saturate the market!"
  • "Nevertheless, this certainly was the cheapest electron microscope ever paid for by a German organization for the promotion of science. "
  • "It took me about twenty years before I had the right system that could be realized in practice and that scientist said it could work"
  • "In our case the project was a great risk because for more than fifty years the people had not succeeded to improve the electron optics in spite of severe efforts"