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Wavelength Scanning Pixel Super-Resolution Enhances Digital Microscopy Images

Wavelength Scanning Pixel Super-Resolution Enhances Digital Microscopy Images

A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new method, known as wavelength scanning pixel super-resolution, which improves digital microscopy images.

New Handheld, Miniature Microscope Could Help Surgeons Identify Cancerous Cells

New Handheld, Miniature Microscope Could Help Surgeons Identify Cancerous Cells

Surgeons removing a malignant brain tumor don’t want to leave cancerous material behind. But they’re also trying to protect healthy brain matter and minimize neurological harm.

Researchers Develop Promising Cold Field-Emission Electron Source for Next-Generation Electron Microscopes

Researchers Develop Promising Cold Field-Emission Electron Source for Next-Generation Electron Microscopes

A NIMS research team developed technology to fabricate lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) single-crystal nanowires, a promising cold field-emission electron source for electron microscopes and other devices, and thereby improved the performance and stability of the electron source.

Non-Destructive Technique to Simultaneously Determine Polarities of Numerous Semiconducting Nanowires

Non-Destructive Technique to Simultaneously Determine Polarities of Numerous Semiconducting Nanowires

Researchers at the University of Valencia have developed a technique to determine the individual polarities of hundreds of semiconducting nanowires in a single, time-saving process. Led by Ana Cros, director of the University’s Materials Science Institute (ICMUV), the study constitutes a major step forward in both our understanding and application of these structures, since their polarity defines the properties of devices made from them.

Researchers Image Individual Nanoparticles at the Atomic-Level During Heating

Researchers Image Individual Nanoparticles at the Atomic-Level During Heating

Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., have taken atomic-level images of individual nanoparticles during heating that could lead to improved fuel-cell technologies at lower cost, reduce dependence on imported oil and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

MIT Atomic Force Microscope Scans Images 2,000 Times Faster

MIT Atomic Force Microscope Scans Images 2,000 Times Faster

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have designed a new atomic force microscope (AFM) that has the capability to scan images 2,000 times faster than models currently on the market. The microscope enables nearly real-time video of nanoscale chemical processes.

Nanostructures in Tarantula Hair Could be Key for Improved Screen Design

Nanostructures in Tarantula Hair Could be Key for Improved Screen Design

Researchers have determined that the bright blue colour of tarantulas are the result of multilayer nanostructures present in their hair. The researchers hope to mimic the hairs properties to create new dyes, and to improve the performance of computer and TV screens.

EM Resolutions Introduces EM-Tec MCS Series of Standards for SEM Calibration

EM Resolutions Introduces EM-Tec MCS Series of Standards for SEM Calibration

EM Resolutions, manufacturers and suppliers of tools and accessories for users of electron microscopes, announce new standards for SEM calibration – the EM-Tec MCS Series.

FEI Extends Capabilities for In Situ Electron Microscopy

NanoEx product family enables scientists to observe materials under a variety of working conditions. FEI has extended its capabilities for in situ electron microscopy, allowing materials scientists and engineers to ob...

Optimized ZEISS OPMI PENTERO 800 Surgical Microscope Enables Better Visualization in Complex Reconstructive Surgery

Optimized ZEISS OPMI PENTERO 800 Surgical Microscope Enables Better Visualization in Complex Reconstructive Surgery

The capabilities of the OPMI® PENTERO® 800 surgical microscopes from ZEISS for reconstructive surgery have been enhanced by the introduction of the INFRARED 800 module.