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2011-03-22 06:25:00

By Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image. Other 3D microscopes use multiple lenses or cameras that move around an object; the new lens is the first single, stationary lens to create microscopic 3D images by itself. Allen Yi, associate professor of integrated systems engineering at Ohio State, and postdoctoral researcher Lei Li described...

2011-03-11 14:28:32

The development of a new measurement technology under a research project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation is probing the structure of composite and biological materials. "Our results have provided some of the first microscopic insights into a sixty year old puzzle about the way polymeric networks react to repeated shear strains," said Dr. Daniel Blair, Assistant Professor, and principal investigator of the Soft Matter Group in the...

2011-01-24 09:30:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L) and the world's premier patent auction firm, announces the sale of x-ray imaging patents from renowned inventor Till Keesmann. Consisting of seven issued patents and seven related applications and foreign counterparts, this opportunity should be of interest to companies involved in areas such as lighting, x-ray, and medical imaging and diagnostics. (Logo:...

2010-11-24 02:58:00

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CAMT), announced that SELA - Semiconductor Engineering Laboratories Ltd. ("SELA"), whose share capital was fully acquired by Camtek in November 2009, was chosen as one of the top 10 nanotechnology companies in Israel by the NanoIsrael 2010 Committee. SELA is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of automated SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and TEM (Transmission...

2010-11-10 17:07:06

The researchers characterize their new technique as a neat solution to the "needle in a haystack" problem of nanoscale microscopy, but it's more like the difference between finding the coffee table in a darkened room either by walking around until you fall over it, or using a flashlight. In a new paper,* a group from JILA"”a joint venture of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado"”finds tiny assemblies of biomolecules for...

2010-11-01 22:35:57

Imaging has rapidly become a defining tool of the current era in biological research. But finding the right method and optimizing it for data collection can be a daunting process, even for an established imaging laboratory. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is one of the world's leading sources for detailed technical instruction for implementation of imaging methods(http://cshprotocols.cshlp.org/cgi/collection/imaging_microscopy_general), and the November issue...

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2010-10-22 08:06:42

Chemists from the Jena University improve the process for the fabrication of sharp atomic force microscopy tips Scientists from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) were successful in improving a fabrication process for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) probe tips. Atomic Force Microscopy is able to scan surfaces so that even tiniest nano structures become visible. Knowledge about these structures is for instance important for the development of new materials and carrier systems for...

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2010-08-20 10:25:00

For their look into the nanoworld, the Jlich researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope. Its thin metal tip scans the specimen surface like the needle of a record player and registers the atomic irregularities and differences of approximately one nanometer (a billionth of a millimeter) with minuscule electric currents. However, even though the tip of the microscope only has the width of an atom, it has not been able so far to take a look inside molecules."In order to increase the...

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2010-08-02 07:40:01

Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs""”tiny sample containers"”for microscopy studies of the biochemistry of single molecules and nanoparticles. Described in a new paper,* the JILA technique is faster, more controllable, and less prone to damaging expensive optics or accidentally altering chemistry than conventional methods using electric currents for bulk heating of microscope stages,...

2010-07-15 13:11:00

Conventional wisdom holds that optical microscopy can't be used to "see" something as small as an individual molecule. But science has once again overturned conventional wisdom. Secretary of Energy, Nobel laureate and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Steven Chu led the development of a technique that enables the use of optical microscopy to image objects or the distance between them with resolutions as small as 0.5 nanometers "“ one-half of one...


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