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News and Events

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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Research and Innovations

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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.

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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.

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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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FLEX™ is designed as a multi-functional tool able to acquire micro-scale images and spectra from the deep UV to the NIR. Offering transmission, reflectance, fluorescence, Raman as well as a host of other features, FLEX™ is a powerful addition to the laboratory.

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ARM Transmission Electron Microscope Offers Atomic Resolution of 63 Picometers

The new JEOL JEM-ARM300F 300kV Transmission Electron Microscope with an atomic resolution of 63 picometers is the highest resolution commercially-available TEM today.

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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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Quotes / About Microscopy and From Microscopists

  • "One day I was testing my instrument and with my own eyes, for the first time in the world, I saw atoms working in a chemical reaction, changing their atomic structure, and it was absolutely thrilling."
  • "'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. "
  • "The most important thing in science is to be together with a colleague at that moment when you discover something. When some little piece of nature unfolds and you see something new. "
  • "The electron microscope is like the monkey wrench on the garage wall; what you do with it is the important thing."
    Dr. James Hillier