The powerful X-ray microscope
has revealed narrow nanoscale bands in the plankton shell where the amount of magnesium is very slightly higher, at length scales as small as one hundredth that of a human hair.
As the X-ray microscope
couldnt help them any further, the researchers needed to look for a new imaging method.
What's unusual about this new, nanoscale, X-ray microscope
is that the images are not produced by a lens, but by means of a powerful computer program.
Essentially, this camera functions like an x-ray microscope
, enabling magnification of up to 40 times to be viewed on a video monitor.
Osanna, Soft x-ray microscopy with a cryo scanning transmission x-ray microscope
With X-ray microscopes
, researchers at PSI look inside computer chips, catalysts, small pieces of bone, or brain tissue.
A Ge star-shaped pattern was imaged at a synchrotron with a scanning transmission x-ray microscope
. Nineteen high resolution projection images of 200X200 pixels were tomographically reconstructed into a three-dimensional image.
In that quest, Haddad and his coworkers have devised a three-dimensional visualization method that uses low-energy X rays along with a scanning transmission X-ray microscope
to produce some of the highest-resolution images ever obtained.
One of the main roles this year will be the planned expansion of DESY's X-ray ring PETRA III into the ultimate 3D X-ray microscope
PETRA IV, which will deliver a hundred times more detailed images from the nanocosmos.
The university has been awarded a $6.6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to develop the new x-ray microscope
together with similar methods in electron and visible light microscopy.
A concept for a novel X-ray microscope
promises three-dimensional images of delicate objects like biological cells using a thousand times less damaging radiation than conventional methods.
The show now includes a more extensive history of microscopy, more exhibits of modern, specialized instruments, including an X-ray microscope
, and six microscopes for visitors to try out for themselves.