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2008-10-20 14:10:00

So powerful it can probe the spaces between atomsThe most advanced and powerful electron microscope on the planet"”capable of unprecedented resolution"”has been installed in the new Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy at McMaster University."We are the first university in the world with a microscope of such a high calibre," says Gianluigi Botton, director of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and the project's leader....

2008-09-13 03:00:11

By Fukuta, Satoshi Asada, Fumihito; Sasaki, Yasutoshi Abstract The impact of holes drilled into air-dried wood specimens was examined in a closed heating system on the deformation fixation process of compressed wood. Holes were drilled into wood to improve steam permeability, and therein, improve manufacturing efficiency in comparison to conventional processes. The impact of drilled holes on the permeability of water in wood was also examined. The deformations of the wood specimens in the...

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2008-09-08 09:50:00

Just as test pilots push planes to explore their limits, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are probing the newest microscope technology to further improve measurement accuracy at the nanoscale. Better nanoscale measurements are critical for setting standards and improving production in the semiconductor and nanomanufacturing industries. This new microscope technology uses helium ions to generate the signal used to image extremely small objects, a...

2008-06-24 02:29:40

Titan ETEM Allows Researchers to See Chemistry and Nanoscale Catalysis at the Atomic Level Media Contact: MindWrite Communications, Inc Sandy Fewkes, Principal, +1-408-224-4024 sandy@mind-write.com or FEI Company Fletcher Chamberlin (investors and analysts) Investor Relations, +1-503-726-7710 fletcher.chamberlin@fei.com Logo: http://www.fei.com FEI Company (NASDAQ:FEIC), a leading provider of high-resolution imaging and analysis systems, today announced the release of...

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2008-02-22 08:05:00

A new electron microscope recently installed in Cornell's Duffield Hall is enabling scientists for the first time to form images that uniquely identify individual atoms in a crystal and see how those atoms bond to one another - and in living color. "The current generation of electron microscopes can be thought of as expensive black and white cameras where different atoms appear as different shades of gray," explained David Muller, Cornell associate professor of applied and engineering...

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2008-01-24 10:20:00

A unique electron microscope, the first of its kind in the world, was unveiled yesterday at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington. It will enable scientists to study atoms within materials in a way that has never before been possible and will pave the way for pioneering research relating to every aspect of our lives, from research into liver disease, to the creation of the mobile phones and computers of the future. Sponsored by the EPSRC and led by the University of Liverpool, the...

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2008-01-22 12:50:00

BERKELEY, CA "” TEAM 0.5, the world's most powerful transmission electron microscope "” capable of producing images with half angstrom resolution (half a ten-billionth of a meter), less than the diameter of a single hydrogen atom "” has been installed at the Department of Energy's National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "We have beam down the column," announced Uli Dahmen of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, who is...

2007-05-17 15:04:25

PARIS and WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mauna Kea Technologies (MKT), a leader in the field of in vivo cellular imaging for biomedical research and clinical practice, today announced that five oral presentations and eight posters on MKT's Cellvizio(R)-GI will be presented at the Digestive Disease Week(R) (DDW) 2007 conference taking place in Washington, D.C., May 19 to 24. Cellvizio(R)-GI is the Company's technology platform for gastrointestinal applications that enables real-time...

2006-03-27 09:05:49

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A manuscript charting the birth of modern science, lost for more than 200 years, goes on sale on Tuesday with a price tag in excess of one million pounds. Hailed as "science's missing link," the journal of Robert Hooke contains details of experiments he conducted as curator at the Royal Society from 1662 and his correspondence as its secretary from 1677. It was found by chance in a cupboard at a private house in Hampshire by experts from...

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2006-03-09 18:02:26

Arizona -- It'll be a snap to identify gemstones once Robert Downs finishes his library of spectral fingerprints for all the Earth's minerals. Downs is almost halfway there. So far, the associate professor of geosciences at The University of Arizona in Tucson has cataloged about 1,500 of the approximately 4,000 known minerals using a technique called Raman spectroscopy. The effort is known as the RRUFF Project. "We're developing a tricorder," Downs said, referring to the instrument used on...