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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 / Labs, Companies, Products

View Jan 08

Mass Spectrometry Imaging if Cancer Tissue

Mass spectrometry imaging of cancer tissue provides detailed information of the chemical components in tissue and by using multivariate analysis abnormalities can be detected.

View Apr 11

Zygo Corporation acquired by AMETEK, Inc.

AMETEK, Inc. and Zygo Corporation have announced a merger agreement in which AMETEK will acquire Zygo's common stock at a price of $19.25 per share. The transaction is expected to close near the end of the second quarter of the 2014 calendar year. The Board of Directors of Zygo voted unanimously in favor of the merger.

View Feb 04

High-Resolution Electron Microscopy in Graphene Liquid Cells and Sandwiches

A graphene sandwich was used to create a liquid cell that encapsulated hydrated ferritin immersed in water. The hydrated sample could be characterized using a scanning transmission electron microscope and EELS, where the electrons easily passed through the graphene. The researchers were able to demonstrate a reduction of the valence of the iron at nanometer resolution.

View May 01

New Technique for Viewing Grain Boundarries in Monolayer MoS2

A research group headed by Xiang Zhang at the University of California a t Berkeley has developed an optical microscope imaging technique for observing crystal orientation and grain boundaries in monolayer molydenum disulfide based on second-harmonic generation (SHG) light emissions.


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Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists

  • "...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?’”"
    Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD
  • "Scanning electron microscopy: Second best no more."
  • "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"
  • "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