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Each section of microscopedia contains news on advancements in imaging technology, discoveries made using microscopes, new products, awards to microscopists, and the results of imaging contest. The news releases are from academic and government research labs and companies producing microscopes and accessories.

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Recent News

Research and Innovations

View Oct 29

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.


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.

View Oct 20

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.

Product and Company

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New AZtecFeature SEM-based Particle Analysis

Oxford Instruments has introduced AZtecFeature, its next generation scanning electron microscope particle analysis platform, The system detects each particle’s position, evaluates the particle morphology, and determines the chemical composition with EDS.

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Leica TCS STED Wins The Scientist Top 10 Innovations Award

The STED Super-Resolution Microscope, based on STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) technology invented by Stephan Hell has been chosen as a Top 10 Innovation by The Scientist magazine for 2014.

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New Products for 2-Photon Microscopy

LaVision BioTech has announced the release of the Cloud Scanner beam multiplexer for 2 photon laser scanning microscopes, a Horizontal 2- photon microscope with 360 degree sample rotation, and multi immersion objectives for the UltraMicroscope II HR.

View Nov 18

Education Videos from Linkam Instruments

Linkam Scientific Instruments have launched a series of educational videos to introduce users to microscopy techniques and testing methods. The latest video is on CLEM Correlative Light Electron Microscopy.


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Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists

  • "I believe that you have to take some intelligent risks to advance science."
  • "People had theoretically showed it could be done, but no one thought the instrument was practical. Theory showed that if you had enough electrons hitting a specimen to achieve the magnification you needed, you would burn the specimen."
  • "We replaced the wave length of the light by the wave length of electrons at an accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging accelerating voltage of 75 kV and inserted into the Abbe relation the imaging aperture of 2 X 10-2 rad...we came up with a resolution limit of 2.2 Å ."
  • "Cell Biology finally makes possible a century old dream: that of analysis of diseases, at the cellular level - the first step towards their final control."