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Is a resolution of 0. 1 Å for electron microscopes possible and if so is it a goal worthy of pursuit. Stephen Pennycook and Sergei Kalinin weigh in on this question Microscopy: Hasten high resolution. Learn more... Image: Wu Zhou/Oak Ridge Natl Lab
Multi-layer Laue lens module inside the vacuum chamber of the microscope installed at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline at NSLS-II. Learn more...
Using cryo-electron microscopy researchers at Berkeley Labs captured images of bacteria that are at the lower size limit for life. Learn more...
Obtaining EBSD patterns from 10 nanometer crystals can be done with modifications to standard SEM EBSD systems. Learn more... Image: Roy Geiss, NIST
A new technique using stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy and metabolic labeling images new synthesized protein in live cells. Learn more... Lu Wei of Columbia University
Barnacle appendages. Confocal microscopy, Igor Siwanowicz, HHMI Janelia Research Campus. One of many stunning images from the galleries from the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®. Learn more...
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Our mission is to find the most interesting news on advancements in microscope instrumentation and the discoveries made using microscopy to you. News from academic and government research labs, manufacturers, and societies are included.
Research and Innovations
Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have combined electron microscopy, conventional light microscopy and super resolution microscopy to determine, for the first time, how cellular machines move in relation to each other.
Using green and red fluorescent proteins researchers were able to observe the translation of individual messenger RNA molecules (mRNAs) into proteins in living cells. The technique will be used to study how protein synthesis irregularities can contribute to abnormalities and disease.
FEI will be joining CEOS Gmbh and the University of Ulm to develop a Sub-Ångström Low Voltage Electron (SALVE) microscope that will improve contrast and reduce specimen damage and provide spectroscopy at low accelerating voltages.
Researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Kanazawa University (Japan) have modified an atomic force microscope for imaging eukaryotic cells and neurons with spatial resolution of 20 to 100 times better than a conventiaonal light microscope.
Product and Company
The super-resolution K2 Summit camera for cryo-electron microscopy uses electron counting to record the highest resolution images with the lowest noise. This technology has enabled researchers to determine protein structures at 2.8 Å resolution and protective antigen pore structure at 2.9 Å resolution using single particle cryo-EM.
TESCAN has introduced a coherence-controlled holographic microscope for quantitative phase imaging of biological specimen. This expands Tescan's product line into the advanced light microscopy.
The Cryo CLEM is a correlative fluorescence light and electron microscopy system from Leica Microsystems. Samples under cryo conditions are scanned with a fluorescence light microscope and areas are selected for electron microscope. A cryo transfer shuttle moves the sample to the electron microscope. Images can be correlated.
Electron Microscopy Sciences and NightSEA have announced the KEY Award for individuals entering a new faculty position at a U.S. academic institution. The individual will be awarded a NightSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system with two excitation/emission combinations and $750 in equipment or supplies from the EMS catalog. Deadline for application is May 30, 2015.
Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists
"Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem. "
"A lot of the other companies, including GE, told me about their retirement plans and their beautiful new laboratories and not much about electron microscopy, but Zworykin showed me an old abandoned factory building. It was really a decrepit place. He asked me how soon can I build a microscope. "
"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!"
"'What are you going to do as a graduate student?' He just assumed that I was going to be one. He started talking about the electron microscope. I had never heard of such an animal, so it intrigued me. I guess within hours I decided to look at the electron microscopes as a career. "