May. 06, 2013
FEI invites owners and users to submit their best images from an FEI instrument. We are continuing our partnership with National Geographic on the upcoming film "Mysteries of the Unseen World". All images submitted will be considered for inclusion in the film's promotional materials.
moreMay. 06, 2013
Ted Pella, Inc has announced the availability of the new research-ready Pelco graphene TEM support films.
The films are supported by lacey carbon film on a 300 mesh copper grid. The single, continuous graphene sheet covers the entire 300 mesh area of the TEM grid. This creates a usable area of around 75% of the TEM grid, leaving plenty of space for specimens or experiments. The Pelco graphene TEM support films with the large area continuous film can be used directly out of the box.
moreApr. 23, 2013
Ultra-fast high-resolution imaging in real time could be a reality with a new research discovery led by the University of Melbourne. The scientists have demonstrated that ultra short durations of electron bunches generated from laser-cooled atoms can be both very cold and ultra-fast. The results were published in Nature Communications.
moreApr. 22, 2013
XEI Scientific Inc. has reported that the University College London (UCL) is using an Evactron plasma technology for cleaning their scanning electron microscopy chamber.
moreFeb. 28, 2013
The Microscopy Conference 2013 will be held at the University of Regensburg (Germany) from August 25-30, 2013. The scientific program will include plenary talks, sessions with short talks, poster sessions, workshops, and ample time for discussions. The conference will bring together scientists from all over Europe, and the organizers are confident that well over 900 participants will contribute to the success of the meeting.
moreJan. 25, 2013
Archaeologists have identified several types of pigments used in ancestral Puebloan black-on-white painted pottery from the American Southwest. One type of pigment contains iron. The most widely used and available method of determining the elemental composition of these pigments has been scanning electron microscopy utilizing energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS).
moreJan. 23, 2013
Scandem 2013, the Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Microscopy, will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 12th to the 14th of June 2013. Pre-meeting workshops are organized on the 10th and the 11th of June. In addition to the regular Materials Science and Life Science talks using Electron Microscopy, there will be a focus on Correlative Microscopy and Super-Resolution Light Microscopy.
moreJan. 08, 2013
Quantitative wettability study at nanoscale was developed using transmitted electrons in the environmental scanning electron microscope. Water condensation was studied for the initial stages of nucleation and growth over nano-thick self supported water films. Irregularities at the water film boundaries constituted nucleation sites for filmwise and dropwise condensation. In situ imaging provided nanodroplet growth power law dependence and a dynamic study of coalescence events.
moreDec. 19, 2012
FEI Company has released a correlative microscopy solution set for light and electron microscopy (CLEM). By combining imaging techniques and efficient workflows, cell biologists could gain a better understanding of the structure and function of cells to improve the treatment of diseases, such as cancer, AIDS, and Parkinson's.
moreNov. 06, 2012
Vortex beams, rotating like a tornado, offer completely new possibilities for electron microscopy. A method of producing extremely intense vortex beams has been discovered at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna).