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Multiphoton Microscopy

cover image With the ability to build up detailed 3D images of biological features at depths of up to 1mm without causing damage, multiphoton microscopy has proved adept at studying both biological samples and living organisms. As such, it is now a critical technique in life science disciplines such as...
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Electron Probe Microanalysis - new edition for 2018

EPMA is an analytical technique widely used for determining the elemental composition of solid specimens. In combining two complementary techniques, WDS and EDS, in a single microprobe, EPMA produces a powerful analytical instrument. This has a wide range of applications, from studying the latest...
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Super-resolution Microscopy

front cover image Super-resolution describes a range of techniques in fluorescence microscopy, which allow images to be taken in the 10–100nm resolution range. At the same time, these techniques retain the minimally invasive nature inherent to optical microscopy. Therefore, it is now possible to observe and to...
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Atomic Force Microscopy for Life Sciences

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is becoming an increasingly popular tool in biomedical and biological studies. Using a cantilever with a sharp tip attached to the free end, AFM detects the varying forces as the tip is scanned over a sample surface. Not only does this allow it to build up an...
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Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy

front cover of the EKB Fluorescence microscopy is a powerful imaging technology, from the subcellular domain to whole organisms. The outstanding image contrast achieved by specifically labeling the molecules, organelles or structures of interest makes it the most widely used contrasting method in biological imaging....
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Raman Microscopy

The absorption and scattering of sunlight by matter is the reason why the sky and seas are blue, why plants are green, why rainbows have their brilliant colors and why sunglasses protect your eyes. Some of these everyday phenomena involve elastic scattering – scattering with no loss of energy...
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Correlative Microscopy in Materials Science

Correlative microscopy is not a single technique but a varied collection of techniques that share a common approach. By applying several different microscopy techniques, such as light microscopy and electron microscopy, to a single sample, scientists can study it at a much broader range of...
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Atomic Force Microscopy for Materials

Since its first introduction in the 1980s, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has become a widely-used technique for characterizing a variety of materials surface properties. AFM uses a cantilever with a sharp tip to detect the varying forces as the tip is scanned over a sample surface. Not only does...
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Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most common and serious form of inherited dyslipidaemia. FH is characterised by elevated plasma total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels from birth, frequently with other clinical signs such as tendon xanthomata. Increased...
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Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy

With any kind of work, it helps to be able to see what you’re doing, but that can be a challenge when working at microscopic scales or below. By taking advantage of a system that combines two separate instruments – a focused ion beam (FIB) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) –...
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