A new technique, partially influenced by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) design, uses mirror segments to sort and gather light on a microscopic scale and to take three-dimensional images of molecules in position and orientation.
The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a new, more efficient approach for assessing alterations in sand control screens used in oil and gas production wells.
Cell organelles perform a range of cellular life tasks. Their impairment is closely associated with cancer development and metastasis. Analysis of subcellular structures and their impaired states offers insights into the workings of pathologies, which may allow early diagnosis for more fruitful treatment.
While assessing with light, the lateral extent of the structures that an optical imaging system can resolve is ultimately diffraction constrained. Resolving this constraint is a prominent topic in a recent study, with various ideas published in this field.
In an article published in the journal Micromachines, researchers designed a novel measurement technique that combines transmission digital holographic microscopy (DHM) and reflection DHM to obtain thickness and surface information of elements to deduce the 3D structure.
Highly focused laser beams, sometimes referred to as optical tweezers (OTs), can be used to handle minuscule objects without the application of physical force.
Professor Milena D’Angelo’s research group at the Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Bari, has devised an innovative light-field microscopy technique for volumetric imaging.
In an article published in Scientific Reports, researchers present a lightweight one-photon microscope capable of imaging at different focal depths.
A research group from the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Botany, led by Professor Gilbert Neuner, has studied how frost on potato leaves has detrimental effects on potato production. The experiments were conducted using cryo-microscopic techniques.
In an article published in the journal Toxins, researchers applied an integrated microscopic (light microscopy) and molecular (18S rRNA gene metabarcoding and qPCR) approach complemented with toxin analysis in the northwestern part of the Black Sea for better toxin profiling and taxonomic coverage in natural populations.