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  • NPL installs atomic force microscope at NPL India

    The installation, completed by NPL scientists Jason O'Neill, Andrew Yacoot and Simon Reilly, was the culmination of a three-year project to build, design and install the instrument at the facility in New Delhi. Atomic force microscopy is a powerful technique used to generate topographic images of a surface at atomic resolution. The MAFM gathers information by scanning the surface with a sharp ...

  • Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces the New Electrochemistry Cell for the Cypher ES Atomic Force Microscope

    Electrochemistry capabilities are now available on the Cypher ES Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), the highest resolution, fast scanning AFM with environmental control.  Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the availability of the new Electrochemistry Cell for studying electrochemical reactions in situ, including processes such as deposition, oxidation, corrosion and mass transfer of ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Asylum Research Introduces blueDrive™ Photothermal Excitation For Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging and Nanomechanics

    Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, announces blueDrive photothermal excitation, an option available exclusively for Asylum’s Cypher™ Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs). blueDrive makes tapping mode imaging remarkably simple, incredibly stable, and strikingly accurate. blueDrive replaces the conventional piezoacoustic excitation mechanism, instead using a blue laser to ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • New ORNL hybrid microscope offers unparalleled capabilities

    A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope is unique, according to principal investigator Ali Passian of ORNL’s ...

  • Funneling the sun’s energy

    MIT engineers propose a new way of harnessing photons for electricity, with the potential for capturing a wider spectrum of solar energy. Written by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office.You can read the original story in MIT NewsThe quest to harness a broader spectrum of ...

  • Common soil bacteria could clean up nuclear contamination

    Researchers are studying some common soil bacteria that “inhale” toxic metals and “exhale” them in a non-toxic form. The bacteria might one day be used to clean up toxic chemicals left over from nuclear weapons production decades ago. Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University and their colleagues were able to glimpse how the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium ...


  • HORIBA Scientific Releases LabSpec 6.3 Software Update

    HORIBA Scientific, global leader in Raman spectroscopy systems, is proud to announce the release of a major update to its acclaimed LabSpec 6 Raman spectroscopy software platform. Featuring a new 3D Surface and Volume display module, LabSpec 6.3 is fully compatible with high resolution confocal volume maps acquired with HORIBA’s range of Raman microscopes. With full control of map rotation, ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • HORIBA Scientific Releases LabSpec 6.3 Software Update

    HORIBA Scientific, global leader in Raman spectroscopy systems, is proud to announce the release of a major update to its acclaimed LabSpec 6 Raman spectroscopy software platform. Featuring a new 3D Surface and Volume display module, LabSpec 6.3 is fully compatible with high resolution confocal volume maps acquired with HORIBA’s range of Raman microscopes. With full control of map rotation, ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces New SurfRider Econo Board Probes for Routine AFM Measurements

    Get ready to surf your sample with new economical atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. “Econo Board™ Probes” are the first group of probes released from Asylum Research’s new line of SurfRider™ Probes. They are budget-priced probes that rival the performance of more expensive premium probes, making ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Berkeley researchers take the lead out of piezoelectrics

    There is good news for the global effort to reduce the amount of lead in the environment and for the growing array of technologies that rely upon the piezoelectric effect. A lead-free alternative to the current crop of piezoelectric materials has been identified by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of ...

  • UK National Graphene Institute Selects Bruker’s Dimension FastScan AFM

    Bruker has established a collaborative partnership with the University of Manchester’s new National Graphene Institute (NGI) to leverage the benchmark speed, resolution and performance of the Dimension FastScan® Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) for research into the nanofabrication and nanoscale properties of graphene. Graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data

    A new statistical analysis technique that identifies and removes systematic bias, noise and equipment-based artifacts from experimental data could lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industrial applications. Known as sequential profile adjustment by regression (SPAR), the technique could also reduce the amount of experimental ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Bruker Introduces New AFM Semiconductor Characterization Solution

    Bruker announced today the release of the Dimension Icon® SSRM-HR, a new atomic force microscope (AFM) configuration including the Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy (SSRM) module, designed specifically for high-resolution (HR) semiconductor characterization. Integrating Bruker’s industry-leading Dimension Icon AFM platform with an environmental control system capable of 1ppm gas ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Company Vutara

    Bruker today announced that it has acquired Vutara Incorporated, a technology leader in high-speed, three-dimensional (3D), super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for life science applications. Transaction details were not disclosed. Vutara’s estimated revenue for the full year 2014 is expected to be approximately $2 million.   The acquisition further strengthens Bruker’s ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Company Vutara

    Bruker today announced that it has acquired Vutara Incorporated, a technology leader in high-speed, three-dimensional (3D), super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for life science applications. Transaction details were not disclosed. Vutara’s estimated revenue for the full year 2014 is expected to be approximately $2 million. The acquisition further strengthens Bruker’s biological ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • New 3D printing technique for environmental nanodevices

    A nanoscale 3D printing technique could be useful for nanomanufacturing processes with environmental applications. The authors of a new study have found a way to control their printing process by incorporating a simple pattern into the printing surface. They say their technique could reduce costs for nanoscale printing. Nanoscale manufacturing methods are already being used in environmental ...

  • Agilent Technologies establishes capacitance calibration standard for afm-based scanning microwave microscopy

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the first commercially available capacitance calibration standard for an atomic force microscope (AFM). The scientific solutions provider issued calibration specifications for capacitance measurements that allow quantitative assessment of material and device properties via its award-winning Scanning Microwave Microscopy Mode. Researchers from ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Breaking the law, at the nanoscale

    A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be ...

  • ETH Zurich Purchases a NanoInk DPN 5000 System to Open Pathways for Sustainable Materials Development

    NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that the Laboratory for Nanometallurgy in the Department of Materials at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich) in Switzerland purchased a DPN 5000 System -- a dedicated, versatile instrument capable of patterning a variety of materials with nanoscale accuracy and precision. ETH Zurich intends to use the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Neutrons find “missing” magnetism of plutonium

    Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. The advances that enabled the discovery hold great promise for materials, energy and computing applications. Plutonium was first produced in 1940 and its unstable nucleus allows it to undergo ...

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