May. 10, 2015
Texas A&M University researchers demonstrate how a narrow-band strobe light source for speckle-free imaging has the potential to reveal microscopic forms of life. In modern microscope imaging techniques, lasers are used as light sources because they can deliver fast pulsed and extremely high-intensity radiation to a target, allowing for rapid image acquisition. However, traditional lasers come with a significant disadvantage in that they produce images with blurred speckle patterns - a visual artifact that arises because of a property of traditional lasers called "high spatial coherence."
moreApr. 10, 2015
A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. High-speed spectroscopic imaging makes it possible to observe the quickly-changing metabolic processes inside living cells and to image large areas of tissue, making it possible to scan an entire organ.
moreFeb. 19, 2015
WITec and Tescan have been recognized with a 2015 Photonics Prism Award. An expert jury named the correlative RISE microscope as winner in the metrology category. The Prism Award is given for top innovations in the field of photonics, granted by Photonics Media and sponsored by the international Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE.). The winners were chosen from more than 130 applicants.
moreJan. 12, 2015
The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) recognize top innovations in the field of analytical chemistry. A jury of three independent experts and The Analytical Scientist editorial team chose the Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron (RISE) Microscope from the German microscope manufacturer WITec as the second 2014 TASIA winner.
moreDec. 01, 2014
RISE Microscopy has been nominated for a 2015 Photonics Prism Award. These well-respected product innovation awards honor the best new photonic products on the market and are each year presented by SPIE and Photonics Media at a gala event during Photonics West in San Francisco. RISE microscopy is a correlative microscopy technique combining the chemical analysis power of Raman imaging with the ultra-structural characterization capabilities of a scanning electron microscope in an integrated system.
moreNov. 12, 2014
This second edition of the must-have reference is updated and revised with approximately 30% new content to reflect the numerous instrumental developments and improvements, as well as the significant expansion of this rapidly developing field. With many valuable practical tips.
moreOct. 23, 2014
Many international researchers joined the 11th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium from September 29th to October 01st 2014 in Ulm, Germany. The conference is a popular event at which the Raman community can present and discuss its latest scientific results. Talks from various fields of application and over 20 poster presentations provided a comprehensive overview of modern Raman microscopy for the 80 participants. Another conference highlight was the presentation of the new Raman and Scanning Electron Microscope RISE.
moreSep. 18, 2014
UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or "breathes," and shifts from one quantum state to another. The groundbreaking achievement, led by Ara Apkarian, professor of chemistry, and Eric Potma, associate professor of chemistry, opens a window into the strange realm of quantum mechanics - where nanoscopic bits of matter seemingly defy the logic of classical physics.
moreJun. 10, 2014
The WITec Suite software is specifically developed to acquire and process large data volumes of large-area, high-resolution measurements and 3D imaging while providing speed, performance, and usability.
Through the software architecture and graphical user interface an integrated and consolidated functionality is available incorporating the various techniques and measurement modes from Raman, to AFM, to SNOM, fluorescence and luminescence.
moreJun. 05, 2014
The result of a unique collaboration between clinicians, chemists and physicists, this book provides an unparalleled overview of a new generation of diagnostic tools in clinical pathology.