University of Manchester
Oct. 08, 2013
University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues in the UK, Europe and the US, say the novel imaging technique could have a wide range of applications across many disciplines, such as materials science, geology, environmental science and medical research. "This new imaging method - termed Pair Distribution Function-Computed Tomography - represents one of the most significant developments in X-ray micro tomography for almost 30 years," said Professor Robert Cernik in Manchester's School of Materials. "Using this method we are able to image objects in a non-invasive manner to reveal their physical and chemical nano-properties and relate these to their distribution in three-dimensional space at the micron scale."
moreMar. 09, 2011
University of Manchester research team, led by Professor Lin Li and Dr Zengbo Wang have created a microscope which shatters the record for the smallest object the eye can see, breaking the theoretical limit of optical microscopes. They wrote about their research in Nature Communications.
Previously, the standard optical microscope can only see items around one micrometre - 0.001 millimetres - clearly.
moreDec. 13, 2010
Due for completion in 2012, the X-ray Imaging and Coherence beamline at Diamond, I13, is designed for a broad range of scientific users from biomedicine, materials science, geophysics, astrophysics and archaeology.
Its two branch lines - called the ‘imaging' and ‘coherence' branches - will provide tools for non-destructive examination of internal features ranging from the micro (a few thousandths of a millimetre) to the nano (a few millionths of a millimetre) length scale.