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Tunable Deep-UV Supercontinuum-powered Laser
Jul. 17, 2013

Tunable Deep-UV Supercontinuum-powered Laser

NKT´s SuperK Extend-UV wavelength extension unit provides tunable light in the entire 270-400nm range with power levels on the order of 10-100 μW. more
Andor Introduces Optically Centred Crop Mode for Live Cell Super-Resolution Microscopy
Jul. 12, 2013

Andor Introduces Optically Centred Crop Mode for Live Cell Super-Resolution Microscopy

Available on the iXon Ultra 897 camera, the Optically Centred Crop Mode offers extremely fast frame rate performance from Region of Interest (ROI), and is ideally matched to the speed and sensitivity needs of live cell super-resolution microscopy.  more
Seeing Is Believing – Imaging the Processes of Life
Jun. 08, 2013

Seeing Is Believing – Imaging the Processes of Life

The symposium "Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life" will take place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany from October 3 - 6, 2013. With the symposium we aim to bring together the leading developers of imaging methods with cutting edge applications that illustrate how imaging can answer biological questions. We will place emphasis on methods that are able to capture the dynamics of life and aim to span the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms.
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Unmask the Hidden without Probes: CARS
May. 13, 2013

Unmask the Hidden without Probes: CARS

Fluorescence microscopy assumed a pivotal role in cell biology once it was possible to stain cell components selectively by fluorescing dyes. One of the first explorers of targeted stainings, Paul Ehrlich, had the idea that something that stains specifically should also kill specifically - which was associated with the term "magic bullet", the essential idea of chemotherapy. His group discovered Salvarsan, a tailored drug against syphilis - though not specific enough not to cause substantial side effects. more
Molecularly Resolved Cellulose Nitrate
Apr. 02, 2013

Molecularly Resolved Cellulose Nitrate

The development of nanostructured lacquers and propellants needs to master the cellulose nitrate processing on the nanoscale. The challenge is the deposition of single cellulose nitrate molecules to image them with molecular resolution. We report on the effect of solvent, shaking duration and deposition techniques, from which the spray technique succeeded, for the first time to our knowledge, to image by Atomic Force Microscopy, individual molecular cellulose nitrate polymeric chains.
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Nano-FTIR - The Chemical Nanoscope
Mar. 25, 2013

Nano-FTIR - The Chemical Nanoscope

We show identification of chemical compounds and chemical maps at 20 nm resolution, enabled by a novel combination of infrared spectroscopy and near-field microscopy. Nano-FTIR returns the surface topography and simultaneously the local mid-infrared spectrum of the tiny volume (20 nm3) just below the probing tip thus allowing correlative topography/hyperspectral infrared images. In the case of molecular substances, comparison with common infrared databases enables local chemical recognition.
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Light Sheet Ultramicroscopy
Mar. 18, 2013

Light Sheet Ultramicroscopy

We developed a new ultramicroscopy design equipped with modified optics to achieve 3D-vizualizations of specimens with μm-resolution. The optical unit consists of elements with complex surface structures to create an ultra-thin light sheet. Diffraction and other unwanted optical effects are minimized, while the laser energy is used more efficiently. This enables us to obtain marked enhancements in resolving fine details of specimens (e.g. fruit-flies, entire mouse brains, and mouse hippocampi).
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VP-SEM: Unsung Hero of SEM Imaging
Dec. 13, 2012

VP-SEM: Unsung Hero of SEM Imaging

Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscopy (VP-SEM) has become an important tool for the imaging of hydrated specimens and samples with low conductivity. This article outlines various research scenarios where VP-SEM allowed minimal sample processing that often enabled successive specimen reuse. We present cases where these characteristics allowed imaging of specimens otherwise impossible using conventional SEM methods.
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Handbook of Nanoscopy
Sep. 10, 2012

Handbook of Nanoscopy

This completely revised successor to the Handbook of Microscopy supplies in-depth coverage of all imaging technologies from the optical to the electron and scanning techniques. Adopting a twofold approach, the book firstly presents the various technologies as such, before going on to cover the materials class by class, analyzing how the different imaging methods can be successfully applied.
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Imaging Software from Molecular Devices is Integrated in Andor´s Revolution DSD
Feb. 17, 2012

Imaging Software from Molecular Devices is Integrated in Andor´s Revolution DSD

Andor Technology has announced that they come together with Molecular Devices to integrate the imaging software solution Metamorph NX in Andor´s confocal imaging unit Revolution DSD. more
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