Dec. 02, 2014
A new dual-wavelength laser from Coherent, Inc. combines the industry's widest tuning range, highest power and shortest pulsewidth to enable cutting edge fluorescence detection techniques in non-linear microscopy.
moreDec. 03, 2012
Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have shown that they can peer into the structure of blended polymers, resolving details of the molecular arrangement at sub-micrometer levels. The capability has important implications for the design of industrially important polymers like the polyethylene blends used to repair aging waterlines.
moreApr. 17, 2012
Newport's WEU-02 wavelength extension unit is designed to expand the capability of femtosecond lasers. Through a series of user controls, the WEU-02 can be configured for use in various spectroscopy, imaging, and pump-probe applications. It can also be integrated into two-photon microscope set-ups to add modalities for enhanced imaging capabilities.
moreFeb. 16, 2012
Leica Microsystems and APE, Berlin have developed a fully integrated confocal system with the capability for CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering) imaging, the Leica TCS CARS.
The microscope system is based on the Leica TCS SP5 II and benefits from imaging at video rate and a resolution of 8 x 8 Mpx for morphological studies.
moreOct. 18, 2011
Based on a novel proprietary technology, the InSight DeepSee delivers nearly double the tuning range of existing ultrafast lasers and provides seamless access to long infrared wavelengths for deepest in vivo imaging, taking multiphoton imaging to new depths.
moreJun. 10, 2011
Ji-Xin Cheng, associate professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Purdue University, and his research group have developed a new type of imaging technology to take precise three-dimensional images of plaques lining arteries.
moreJan. 18, 2011
Focus On Microscopy - FOM 2011: After the successful FOM2010 conference held in Shanghai, China in 2010, the next conference Focus on Microscopy 2011 takes place in Konstanz, Germany in the week before Easter from Sunday April 17 to Wednesday April 20, 2011. Hosted by the University of Konstanz, it starts around 6 o‘clock in the afternoon on Sunday the 17th with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception.
moreDec. 20, 2010
Optical spectroscopy offers multiple advantages over other identification techniques because it is highly sensitive to the biochemical nature of materials, can offer great spatial resolution when needed and can be made highly portable. This has made it the technique of choice for multiple applications ranging from remote sensing to disease diagnosis. For instance, needs in remote sensing in the atmosphere or in the battlefield have driven significant developments in devices and techniques using infrared and Raman spectroscopy [1, 2, 3].
moreOct. 18, 2010
A paper by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA may breathe new life into the use of a powerful-but tricky-diagnostic technique for cell biology. The paper appearing in the Biophysical Journal, demonstrates that with improved hardware and better signal processing, a powerful form of molecular vibration spectroscopy can quickly deliver detailed molecular maps of the contents of cells without damaging them.
moreSep. 20, 2010
Research that made it to the cover of the scientific journal Analytical Chemistry has shown that the detection method developed by researchers at the University of Twente's research institutes MESA+ and MIRA is even more sensitive than demonstrated earlier. Not only can it detect molecules accurately, it also shows the difference between them very clearly.