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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

  • "There was no physical law to prevent it."
  • "...can the human soul be glimpsed through a microscope? Maybe, but you'd definitely need one of those very good ones with two eyepieces."
  • "The standard doesn't explain why you need a four letter acronym for three words. I think it just makes it sound more important."
  • "As many of his colleagues can attest, the wave nature of the electron was no remote or discouragingly abstract conception to him. Peering at the viewing screen while he manipulated the controls of an electron microscope, he could be seen to be thinking in terms of wave functions. "
    A. F. Moodie and J. C. H. Spence
    Memoir of John M. Cowley