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Merging old and new microscopy yields best 3D view yet inside cells

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By combining electron microscopy (EM) with the latest super-resolution microscopy (SR), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and UC…
Nano-sized Slice of Pie

December 16, 2019

Scientists explain why some molecules spontaneously arrange themselves into five slices of nanoscale pie. Materials formed on vanishingly…
Informatics Accelerates Design of Hybrid Membrane Materials for Chemical Separations

November 11, 2019

Vast amounts of energy are consumed each year for chemical separation processes – a precursor to the production…
World-Leading Microscopes Take Candid Snapshots of Atoms in Their “Neighborhoods”

November 6, 2019

Scientists use powerful 4D-STEM electron microscopy technique to map out the best atomic ‘hangouts’ in high-performance materials. We…
Measuring the Charge of Electrons in a High-Temp Superconductor

August 22, 2019

Scientists found a large concentration of electron pairs outside key temperature and energy ranges; this finding could inform…
Using Cryo-EM Tech, Scientists Discover New Anti-Addiction Option

August 6, 2019

There is still a lot researchers don’t know about how the brain works and what characteristics about it…
An animated look. The molecular dynamic simulations of a layered perovskite oxide material show how the lattice distorts under ionizing radiation. | PNNL
Tough Materials for Tough Environments

June 27, 2019

Simulations provide insight into response of oxides in rad places. A research team at PNNL has identified reasons…
New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction

April 10, 2019

Purdue University researchers have developed a new electron microscopy technique that allows them to accurately track membrane proteins…
Seeing things more clearly, thanks to campus-wide microscopy effort

March 18, 2019

Give most kids a basic microscope and a leaf or a drop of pond water, and they are…
New Microscope Reveals Xenon in Fuel Cladding

March 10, 2019

Identification of chemical element contributes knowledge to nuclear science In a pioneering discovery, Nuclear Process Science Initiative (NPSI) researchers at…
New tool lets researchers see what’s never been seen before

February 4, 2019

Researchers in Ben McMorran’s University of Oregon physics lab had a great 2018, publishing four papers about their efforts to bring…
Polymers Brought Into Atomic-Scale Focus

November 13, 2018

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers capture detailed images using electron-based imaging and computer simulations. From water bottles…
A new-to-us mineral

October 31, 2018

A new mineral has been isolated from a sample of igneous rock in central Madagascar. Reto Gieré, a…
New microscopes will allow researchers to see small and think big

September 17, 2018

Standing beneath a pearly white, towering microscope called the JEOL NEOARM, Penn’s Douglas Yates explains that scanning transmission electron microscopes…
Cryo-electron microscopy sheds new light on batteries

August 20, 2018

The interface of the solid anode and the liquid electrolyte plays a crucial role in the performance of…
Electron microscope detector achieves record resolution

July 19, 2018

Electron microscopy has allowed scientists to see individual atoms, but even at that resolution not everything is clear.…
New method discovered to view proteins inside human cells

July 4, 2018

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human…
There’s a New Microscope in Town: ThemIS, anyone?

June 7, 2018

New Tool at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry offers atomic-scale imaging in real time. The high-stability, high-resolution Thermo Fischer…
Tau-tolly Microtubular!

May 10, 2018

Structural model of physiological tau-microtubule interactions sheds light on neurological diseases that correlate with their disruption Researchers at…
Cryo-electron microscope to bring life sciences and materials sciences together

November 8, 2017

A new cryo-electron microscope, cryo-EM, that is also a spectrometer will bring life science methods together with materials…
Why car factories now have high-quality electron microscopes?

April 7, 2017

Powerful electron microscopes are extremely valuable in science laboratories. However, they are used elsewhere as well. For example,…
Subatomic microscopy key to building new classes of materials

August 31, 2016

Researchers at Penn State and the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are pushing the limits of…
Lab uses electron microscopy to visualize flu virus invasion

June 17, 2016

The molecular-level events that take place when a flu virus fuses itself to a host cell and starts…
New Form of Electron-beam Imaging Can See Elements that are ‘Invisible’ to Common Methods

March 1, 2016

Electrons can extend our view of microscopic objects well beyond what’s possible with visible light—all the way to…
Clear View of Nanoparticles Helps Researchers Evaluate New Form of Cancer Treatment

February 13, 2016

Clear images of minute packages meant to shield healthy cells from potent anti-cancer drugs have helped researchers evaluate…
Scientists Create Atomically Thin Metallic Boron

December 19, 2015

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Stony…
First Complete Pictures of Cells’ DNA-Copying Machinery

November 3, 2015

State-of-the-art electron microscope images reveal that structure of DNA-copying protein complex differs from long-held textbook view The first-ever…
New microscopic imaging technology reveals origins of leukaemia

October 21, 2015

The researchers studied tiny protein-producing factories, called ribosomes, isolated from cells. They capitalised on improvements made at the…
Physicists determine the three-dimensional positions of individual atoms for the first time

September 24, 2015

Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged…
SLAC’s Ultrafast ‘Electron Camera’ Visualizes Ripples in 2-D Material

September 13, 2015

New research led by scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University shows…
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