Microscopy Products, News, Events and Resources

  • ORNL microscopy directly images lithium dendrites in batteries Learn more...

  • 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

Recent News

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

View Mar 04

Using Three Types of Microscopy to View Cellular Machines in Motion

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.

View Mar 16

FEI Joins SALVE Project Research Collaboration

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.

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ORNL microscopy directly images lithium dendrites in batteries

For the first time researchers at ORNL have used an electron microscope to image the formation of lithium dendrites in a miniature electrochemical cell that simulates the conditions in a lithium-ion battery.

View Feb 27

Berkeley Lab research provides comprehensive description of ultra-small bacteria

Berkeley Lab researchers presented a comprehensive description ultra-small bacteria using cryo-electron microscopy to capture images and genomic analysis and field observations. The bacteria that are at the lower size limit for life.

Product and Company

View Jan 15

NIGHTSEA™ / EMS KEY Award

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.

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New LatticeAx™ Cleaving System Added to EMS catalog

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.

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RISE Microscope wins prestigious Prism Award 2015

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.

View Jan 24

Revolving Scanning Transmission Microscopy at the Atomic Scale

Researchers at North Carolina State have developed a correction for sample drift resulting from expansion and contraction of the support rod during image acquisition in a scanning transmission electron microscope. The techniques, called Revolving STEM, improves imaging at the atomic level.

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Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists

  • "'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. "
  • "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"
  • "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."
  • "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. "
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