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Addition of Water Molecules Leads to Increase in Distance Between Graphite Oxide Layers

Addition of Water Molecules Leads to Increase in Distance Between Graphite Oxide Layers

Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increases when water molecules are added. That is because the surface of graphite oxide is not flat, but varies in thickness with "hills" and "valleys" of nanosize. The new findings are published in the scientific journal Nano Letters. [More]
University of Maastricht Installs FEI Correlative Workflow at Institute of Nanoscopy

University of Maastricht Installs FEI Correlative Workflow at Institute of Nanoscopy

FEI announces the sale of a complete correlative workflow to the University of Maastricht. The systems will be installed at the University's Institute of Nanoscopy, a new research facility that will use the high-resolution microscopes to understand the working mechanisms of protein complexes in an effort to develop new and improved treatment and prevention for disease, such as cancer and tuberculosis. [More]
FEI’s cryo TEMs and DualBeam FIB/SEMs Purchased by Diamond Light Source

FEI’s cryo TEMs and DualBeam FIB/SEMs Purchased by Diamond Light Source

FEI today announced its largest order for Life Sciences -- Diamond Light Source, one of the most advanced synchrotron light sources in the world, has ordered two Titan Krios™ cryo transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), a Scios™ DualBeam™ FIB/SEM (focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope) and a Talos™ cryo-TEM. [More]
Scanning Probe Microscopy Provides Valuable Insight into Domain Wall Nanophysics

Scanning Probe Microscopy Provides Valuable Insight into Domain Wall Nanophysics

Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with unusual properties – such as lines of electrical conduction completely different from the surrounding material. These properties are technologically useful but poorly understood. [More]
Researchers Employ CryoTEM to Image Dendrimer-Based Vesicles

Researchers Employ CryoTEM to Image Dendrimer-Based Vesicles

One of the defining features of cells is their membranes. Each cell’s repository of DNA and protein-making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins. Scientists have attempted to replicate these properties, but, despite decades of research, even the most basic membrane structures, known as vesicles, still face many problems when made in the lab. They are difficult to make at consistent sizes and lack the stability of their biological counterparts. [More]
Daylight Solutions Receives CLEO 2014 Grand Prize for Spero Laser-Based Infrared Microscopy Platform

Daylight Solutions Receives CLEO 2014 Grand Prize for Spero Laser-Based Infrared Microscopy Platform

Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, has received the CLEO 2014 Innovation Award Grand Prize for Spero, the world’s first laser-based infrared microscopy platform. [More]
MTSU Researchers Optimize Focused Ion Beam–Scanning Electron Microscopy for Plant Cell Imaging

MTSU Researchers Optimize Focused Ion Beam–Scanning Electron Microscopy for Plant Cell Imaging

Plant cells are beginning to look a lot different to Dr. A. Bruce Cahoon and his colleagues at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). They've adopted a new approach that combines the precision of an ion beam with the imaging capabilities of an electron beam to zoom in at micron-level resolution. [More]
Advanced Electron Microscopy Helps Determine Accurate Structural Map of Mediator in Cells

Advanced Electron Microscopy Helps Determine Accurate Structural Map of Mediator in Cells

A team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has used advanced electron microscopy techniques to determine the first accurate structural map of Mediator, one of the largest and most complex "molecular machines" in cells. [More]
Eye-Popping Microscope Image Exhibit of Cellular Life

Eye-Popping Microscope Image Exhibit of Cellular Life

Arriving today, an exotic world, both foreign and as close as their own skin, will greet travelers moving through Washington Dulles International Airport, as “Life: Magnified,” an exhibit of 46 eye-popping color images of life on the cellular level, opens in the airport’s Gateway Gallery in Concourse C. “Life: Magnified” is a collaborative project of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority) with support from ZEISS. [More]
Nanoscale Study of Visual Degradation in Da Vinci's Self-Portrait

Nanoscale Study of Visual Degradation in Da Vinci's Self-Portrait

One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces, drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self-portrait, is in extremely poor condition. Centuries of exposure to humid storage conditions or a closed environment has led to widespread and localized yellowing and browning of the paper, which is reducing the contrast between the colors of chalk and paper and substantially diminishing the visibility of the drawing. [More]