University of Manchester
Mar. 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.