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Analysis of Nanoparticle Coatings

Analysis of Nanoparticle Coatings

Surface properties of a particle gain more significance with a decrease in particle size. At the nano scale, the surface properties of a particle influence its behavior such as aggregation, the ability to bind to the surface of a glass container, the ability to reach an epithelial cell, its efficacy at a tumor site, or the ability to build up a protein layer on its exterior. [More]
Using the NanoTweezer for Nanomanipulation

Using the NanoTweezer for Nanomanipulation

The NanoTweezer technology of Optofluidics allows users to access and observe individual cells, viruses, and biomolecules in real time using their available microscopy tools. It has a microfluidic infrastructure that enables introduction of new agents into the trapped particle such as antibodies and simultaneous manipulation of the environmental conditions such as pH. [More]
Multiplex Cellular Imaging Platform for Discovery and Advancement of Novel Drugs for CNS Diseases

Multiplex Cellular Imaging Platform for Discovery and Advancement of Novel Drugs for CNS Diseases

Developing new processes and technologies to aid the discovery and advancement of novel drugs is the objective of the imaging and biosimulation platform for new Central Nervous System drugs (BICNSD), a three-year project funded by the OSÉO, Alsace-Biovalley, and the Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM). [More]
Piezo-Based Robots for Sample Manipulation in Optical and Electron Microscopy: An Interview with Benoît Dagon

Piezo-Based Robots for Sample Manipulation in Optical and Electron Microscopy: An Interview with Benoît Dagon

In this Insights from Industry interview, Benoît Dagon, CEO of Imina Technologies, talks to Will Soutter about their miBot range of manipulators for microscope sample characterization. [More]
Hysitron’s nanoDMA III for High-Throughput Material Screening

Hysitron’s nanoDMA III for High-Throughput Material Screening

In most industries, mechanical reliability is an essential quality for thin film coatings. Accurate screening of mechanical properties and high throughput process are imperative for rapid production of single- and multi-layer coatings. [More]
Measuring Local Charging and the Contact Potential Difference (CPD) of Surface Elements Using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy

Measuring Local Charging and the Contact Potential Difference (CPD) of Surface Elements Using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy

Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) is ideal for the measurement of local charging, and of the contact potential difference (CPD) between the sample and the tip. Besides providing true topography measurements, KPFM yields key insights into the work function of the features being imaged. [More]
Applications of Nanoparticle Heating by Radio Frequency Magnetic Induction

Applications of Nanoparticle Heating by Radio Frequency Magnetic Induction

Hyperthermia (thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 50°C). Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues. [More]
Spider Silk Coated with Carbon Nanotubes

Spider Silk Coated with Carbon Nanotubes

Physicists around the world are currently very interested in studying and investigating the physical properties of carbon nanotubes, such as their astounding strength and both their thermal and electrical conductivity. Researchers at the MagLab facility at Florida State University have recently been conducting experiments using carbon nanotubes and spider silk, which has led to the discovery of some surprising results. [More]
Applications and Advantages of Thin Film Deposition Technology

Applications and Advantages of Thin Film Deposition Technology

In PLD techniques, short, high intensity laser pulses are used for vaporizing the target material. The use of nanosecond laser pulses (hot ablation) increases the target temperature during the process. [More]
Coatings and Nanoparticles Manufactured with Coldab® from Picodeon

Coatings and Nanoparticles Manufactured with Coldab® from Picodeon

The patented Coldab laser deposition technology from Picodeon is beneficial in depositing any kind of layer on any kind of material. With the Coldab technology, previously impossible things are now possible. [More]