People might visualize crystals as perfect structures, but they are usually plagued with “defects.” The interesting fact about these defects is that they often appear as a result of atoms experiencing reorganization to reduce the system’s energy and achieve stability.
Scientists at Karolinska Institute used an innovative three-dimensional imaging technology to discover that one part of the autonomic nervous system in the liver experiences severe degeneration in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
A new type of microscope for non-destructive imaging of delicate structures is to be developed by the University of Liverpool QUASAR group, based in the Cockcroft Institute, with spin-out company D-Beam.
Diseases in the central nervous system (CNS), like Alzheimer’s disease (AD), show up early at the microscopic, or cellular, level deep within the brain.
A newly developed multi-frequency method results in a brief measurement time of just a few seconds rather than the traditional 10 minutes.
Researchers at Art-Science production company, Ohme, in Brussels, have created a choreographed audio-visual performance, ‘Tales of Entropy’, following the physical changes of organic materials as temperature changes (from crystal, to liquid crystal, to liquid), using Linkam temperature controlled stages.
To create high-resolution, 3D images of tissues such as the brain, researchers often use two-photon microscopy, which involves aiming a high-intensity laser at the specimen to induce fluorescence excitation.
Optical Surfaces Ltd. announce a new series of Reflective Beam Expanders with an output clear aperture of 75mm and a selection of magnifications, which are designed for researchers requiring high performance and ease-of-use.
A team of scientists led by the Department of Applied Physics at Osaka University, the Department of Physics and Electronics at Osaka Prefecture University, and the Department of Materials Chemistry at Nagoya University used photoinduced force microscopy to map out the forces acting on quantum dots in three dimensions.
Organic light-emitting diodes are widely used in display technology and are also being investigated for lighting applications.