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 Jun 20

Diamond Light Source places large microscope order with FEI

Two FEI Titan Krios cryo transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), a Scios DualBeam focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope (FIB/SEM), and a Talos cryo-TEM have been ordered by Diamond Light Source for the electron biology facility (EBIC).


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View Nov 05

Ames Laboraotry Sensitive Instrument facility receives new microscopes

A state of the art focused ion beam microscope (FIB), a field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), and an aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) have arrived at Ames Laboratory.

View Apr 07

The installation of a new Talos Arctica cryo-transmission electron microscope (TEM) at the  Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan was completed in April of 2015. The microscope will be used under the direction of Matthias Wolf for high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) analysis of biological molecules or macro-molecular complexes in their native, fully-hydrated state.

Product and Company

View Jul 30

FIB-SEM Composite Instrument from Hitachi at M & M 2015

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation will introduce its new instrument, the NX9000, at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015 in Portland, U.S.A. from August 2-6, 2015. The NX9000 is the second product created through the collaboration of Hitachi High-Tech and its subsidiary Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation. This real-time 3D analytical FIB*1-SEM*2 composite instrument boasts improved 3D structural analysis precision and throughput, and can be used in applications of SEM observation, 3D EBSD, 3D EDS, TEM or atom probe sample preparation, and more. By arranging the SEM column and FIB column orthogonally, instead of diagonally, the NX9000 is optimized for improved throughput and precision in 3D structural analysis applications.

View Jul 09

New Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) detector head from Bruker

Bruker has launched the OPTIMUS™ TKD detector head for use with scanning electron microscope. The head can be easily interchanged with Bruker e-Flash EBSD detectors, so users have access to Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) and EBSD with the same detector. OPTIMUS™ TKD provides a simple, cost-effective method of obtaining Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) patterns like those acquired through TEM, and can be integrated with the ARGUS™ direct electron detection system to allow for bright field and dark field images.


RMC-Boeckeler New Product, Tutorials, and Demos at M&M

View Jul 06

Leica's final model in DM1000 to 3000 series

Leica Microsystems has launched the Leica DM2500 LED, completing the Leica DM1000 to 3000 series of microscopes. All the microscopes are available with an LED illumination feature, which keeps a constant color temperature. The DM2500 LED can be used for demanding applications in clinical labs, and research applications in cytology, developmental biology, microbiology, botany, and zoology, to name a few.


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Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists

  • "Its pictures had for me the effect of the song of a mermaid: irresistible and half transparent."
    George E. Palade
  • "Our century has seen the creation of new means of doing research. In particular, the electron microscope and chemical and biochemical methods of analysis have revolutionized our knowledge of the foundations of life..."
    Andrei Sakharov
  • "The electron microscope is like the monkey wrench on the garage wall; what you do with it is the important thing."
    Dr. James Hillier
  • "It took me about twenty years before I had the right system that could be realized in practice and that scientist said it could work"