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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...
SCAPE High-Speed 3D Microscope imaging of the living brain, with green GCaMP labeling apical dendrites of layer 5 neurons, and red showing Texas red dextran in the vasculature. Learn more... Image: Elizabeth Hillman and Clay Lacefield
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 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.
Electron Microscopy Sciences has added the LatticeAx Cleaving system to it's product catalog. The LatticeAx is an accurate, fast, low-cost cleaving solution that is one of the smallest, most efficient silicon wafer cleaving available.
RISE Microscopy is, an integrated confocal raman imaging and scanning electron microscope system, has received the 2015 Photonics Prism Award as the top innovator in the metrology category. The system was developed by WITec and Tescan.
Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists
"I didn't know enough diffraction theory to even know why what I was doing wouldn't work. That was a problem. I was too much of an empiricist at the time. I learned later that it's better to know what you are doing."
"I believe that you have to take some intelligent risks to advance science."
"...a lot of people will advise you. On the one hand you want to listen, and on the other hand you want to test it and say, ‘Okay, is this really making sense, or is it just that somebody I really respect said this?’”"
"The standard doesn't explain why you need a four letter acronym for three words. I think it just makes it sound more important."