July 2010 Archives

ASPEX "Name That Sample" Contest - Week 6!

It's time again for the latest installment of the ASPEX "Name That Sample" contest! They have an image of some random thing collected with one of their PSEM instruments

The week 5 image was tough, fly ash isn't something the average Joe (or Jane) would think of, or even know about, but it is an interesting material. This week's image looks just as tough, could be almost anything, but at least they put a scale marker on this image!

Good Luck!

R&D 100 award for JEOL

Last week R&D Magazine announced the winners of the 48th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. This year, the Clairscope from JEOL was in the list. The Clairscope was introduced at last years M&M conference (which is coming up next month by the way) and the first two have been delivered, one to Northwestern University

From R&D Magazine:

JEOL USA, Inc. in conjunction with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a new microscopy tool--the ClairScope--for cell biology and microbiology applications. Coupling optical microscopy with an atmospheric scanning electron microscope (ASEM) in an open culture system, the system provides a life science researcher both the opportunity for fluorophore imaging and the high spatial resolution that can only be achieved through electron microscopy. A key innovation of the ClairScope is that these two imaging methods can be employed on a sample in its native state (in solution) of atmospheric pressure and temperature.

Flickr: FEI Company's Photostream

FEI, manufacturer of scanning electron microscopes, has an awesome photostream on Flickr. Browse this enormous stockpile of images for beautiful and interesting images of a wide range of samples. Only drawback: not everyone can submit images, you have to be an FEI user.

FEI also has a very active Facebook page

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