microscopy

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microscopy

1. the study, design, and manufacture of microscopes
2. investigation by use of a microscope

microscopy

[mī′kräs·kə·pē]
(optics)
The interpretive application of microscope magnification to the study of materials that cannot be properly seen by the unaided eye.

microscopy

The use of microscopes to view ultra-small objects. Optical microscopes use a light source from below or to the side of the object being magnified. For example, in the medical field, there are numerous optical techniques, many of which require altering the samples being observed.

Scanning electron microscopes are able to magnify objects smaller than .2 micrometers, which is smaller than the wavelength of light. Scanning probe microscopes can image down to the molecular level (see AFM and STM).
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Multiphoton microscopy, on the other hand, introduces no artifacts during processing, and subsequent FFPE H&E sections of MPM-imaged tissue are indistinguishable from non-MPM-imaged tissue.
Analysis of 3D images has also become essential with the increasing use of confocal and multiphoton microscopy.
In its report on the acquisition, the Federal Cartel noted Leica's concerns about a Zeiss monopoly on multiphoton microscopy.
Since multiphoton microscopy was first demonstrated in 1990, it has been known that lasers with shorter pulses yield brighter images and cause less thermal damage; however, laser companies are yet to produce a source capable of delivering ultrashort (sub-10 fs) transform-limited laser pulses at the focal plane of a microscope objective.
Introduced in 1999, Newport's Mai Tai Ti:sapphire oscillator products have been used for a variety of research applications, from general spectroscopy to multiphoton microscopy.

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