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WITec PaperAward 2013
Apr. 09, 2013

WITec PaperAward 2013

WITec appoints the winners of the PaperAward 2013: Research groups from France, Germany, and Spain are among the winners. For WITec PaperAward 2013, 54 publications, published between January and December 2012, were submitted to this year's competition. Due to the number of high-quality papers, the PaperAward jury decided to recognize three winning papers in gold, silver, and bronze.
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Analysing Nanoscale Materials with Near-field Scanning Microwave Microscopy
Oct. 02, 2012

Analysing Nanoscale Materials with Near-field Scanning Microwave Microscopy

With a new near-field scanning microwave microscope (NSMM) researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will improve the ability to determine the composition and physics of nanoscale materials and devices dramatically.

Few techniques can make measurements of equivalent resolution for such a wide range of samples, including semiconductors, semiconducting nanowire, materials for photovoltaic applications, magnetic materials, multiferroic materials, and even proteins and DNA. more
JPK Instruments Launch the NanoWizard 3 NanoOptics AFM System
Oct. 06, 2011

JPK Instruments Launch the NanoWizard 3 NanoOptics AFM System

JPK Instruments, a  manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, continue to expand its family of  research systems with the availability of the NanoWizard 3 NanoOptics AFM system. The NanoWizard NanoOptics head comes with  physical and optical access to the sample from top and bottom as well as from front and side, even when the head and condenser are in place. Additionally, it has an integrated port for fiber SNOM applications. more
Index Tailored Optical Fibers for Plasmon Enhanced Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy
Dec. 20, 2010

Index Tailored Optical Fibers for Plasmon Enhanced Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy and ...

Scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) and spectroscopy allow sub-wavelength spatial resolution for gathering a diversity of information typical for optical spectroscopy, e.g. Raman, infrared absorption, and dielectric dispersion. Applications range from fundamental and bio-medical science over material characterization to investigations of fully-functional devices, all on the nanometer length scale. more
Line Extension of Microscope Series
Apr. 01, 2010

Line Extension of Microscope Series

Witec introduced a line extension of the alpha300 microscope series. Building on the system's inherent modularity, the company has added several new microscope versions in order to meet all the diverse and multi-faceted customer requirements one may encounter. In the field of Raman Microscopy the new baseline is the micro Raman system alpha300 M for single point spectrum acquisitions and depth profiling. The alpha300 M+ is additionally equipped with a stepper motor and allows Raman mapping experiments and large area investigations. more
Imaging of Single Fluorescent Dyes: A High-Resolution Study Using Near-Field Optical Microscopy
Nov. 01, 2005

Imaging of Single Fluorescent Dyes: A High-Resolution Study Using Near-Field Optical Microscopy

Imaging of Single Fluorescent Dyes: A High-Resolution Study Using Near-Field Optical Microscopy.
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