Optical magnetic microscope for high-resolution, wide-field cell imaging
Sweet success: Study finds way to catalyze more sugars from biomass
(Phys.org) —Catalysis may initiate almost all modern industrial manufacturing processes, but catalytic activity on solid surfaces is poorly understood. This is especially true for the cellulase enzymes ...
Nanoimaging in 3-D
New technique to see neurons of the deep brain for months at a time developed
Travel just one millimeter inside the brain and you'll be stepping into the dark.
Research to probe deep within a solar cell
Engineers and scientists from the University of Sheffield have pioneered a new technique to analyse PCBM, a material used in polymer photovoltaic cells, obtaining details of the structure of the material which will be vital ...
Team develops AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification
(Phys.org) —For more than 20 years, researchers have been using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to measure and characterize materials at the nanometer scale. However AFM-based measurements of chemistry and ...
Novel microscopy technique tracks motion of thousands of cells at a time (w/ Video)
Researchers have developed a new way to observe and track large numbers of rapidly moving objects under a microscope, capturing precise motion paths in three dimensions.
Scientists advance important microscopic technique for biomedical research
Scientists at TU Delft have made an important advancement in a new microscopic technique that is widely used in medical research. They demonstrate what the resolution of this localisation microscopy is and ...
Scientists find unusual electrons that go with the flow
On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the ...
Refined measurement technique may increase precision and accuracy in computer chip manufacturing
(Phys.org)—A refined method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for measuring nanometer-sized objects may help computer manufacturers more effectively size up the myriad ...
Researchers develop new advanced scanning transmission electron microscopy technique
(Phys.org) -- A new high-tech method for imaging the electric fields of atoms could lead to advances in areas as diverse as data storage, solar cells and batteries.
Gone fishing: Researchers' imaging technique trolls in quiet cellular seas
Experienced anglers know that choppy waters make for difficult fishing, so they try not to rock the boat. Thanks to a new microscopy technique, cell biology researchers can heed that same advice.
New microscope produces dazzling 3-D movies of live cells (w/ video)
A new microscope invented by scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light -- similar to that used in supermarket bar-code scanners ...
Electrochemical strain microscopy generates new view of fuel cells
A novel microscopy method at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is helping scientists probe the reactions that limit widespread deployment of fuel cell technologies.