The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom has purchased two Titan Krios™ cryo transmission electron microscopes (cryo-TEMs) from FEI. The microscopes will be installed in a renovated facility in March of 2016.
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.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a microscopic specimen that features single-nanometer spacings. These protein nanostructures would make an excellent material for calibration standards. EM users would be able to calibrate with greater reproducibility, accuracy, traceability and precision.
Developed by Hitachi the atomic-resolution holography electron microscope can measure electromagnetic fields at the resolution of 43 picometer. The determination of atomic structure and characterization of the electromagnetic properties of materials is used to understand the properties of the materials.
Cornell University has received a NSF grant cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope that will be used for imaging of inorganic materials at subatomic resolution while cooled.
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently built the world's first low-energy focused ion beam (FIB) microscope that uses a lithium ion source, opening the door to a new category of FIBs that can use any one of 20 different elements. The new FIB can image nonconductive materials and chemical composition of surface samples more clearly than higher-energy SEMs and FIBs. It could provide solutions for common problems in nanoimprint lithography by helping users clear chemical residue from silicon chips in order to etch into the silicon.
Cryo-electron microscopy has revealed the atomic structure of the Bluetongue virus and has revealed how how the virus infects healthy cells. This understanding of the disease that has killed millions of cattle will aid in the develop of vaccines and treatments.