Navigation Links
New microscope captures movements of atoms and molecules
Date:11/22/2013

A new microscope invented at Michigan State University allows scientists to zoom in on the movements of atoms and molecules.

Electron microscopes allow scientists to see the structure of microorganisms, cells, metals, crystals and other tiny structures that weren't visible with light microscopes. But while these images have allowed scientists to make great discoveries, the relationship between structure and function could only be estimated because of static images. In the 1990s, researchers added a fourth dimension time by using a laser to capture images of gaseous molecules as they were reacting.

Now, Chong-Yu Ruan, MSU associate professor of physics and astronomy, has brought these "molecular movies" down to the nanoscale level, where the properties of materials begin to change. The work has applications in nanoelectronic technologies and in clean-energy industries.

Ruan's team is one of the few in the world actively developing electron-based imaging technology on the femtosecond timescale. One femtosecond is one-millionth of a billionth of a second a fundamental timescale that atoms take to perform specific tasks, such as mediating the traffic of electrical charges or participating in the chemical reactions.

"Implementing such a technology within an electron microscope setup allows one to examine crucial functions in nanoscale devices," Ruan said. "The goal is to explore the limits where specific physical, chemical and biological transformations can occur."

Ruan and his collaborators filed a patent on the device, and he also envisions the essential components of the device being modular so they can be add-ons to an existing electron microscope, allowing scientists to extend the capabilities of these devices without building the whole device.

"An electron microscope costs between $1 million and $10 million," Ruan said. "I expect our device to cost as little as $500,000. It would allow electron micro
'/>"/>

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New microscopes at NIH reveal live, developing cells in unprecedented 3-D clarity
2. Improved smartphone microscope brings single-virus detection to remote locations
3. Nanomedicines impact on patients under the microscope
4. New formula invented for microscope viewing, substitutes for federally controlled drug
5. International conference will put agri-food supply chain under the microscope
6. Deep inside the body, tiny mechanical microscope
7. New microscope uses rainbow of light to image the flow of individual blood cells
8. Nature: Microscope looks into cells of living fish
9. Beyond the microscope: Identifying specific cancers using molecular analysis
10. Its a trap! New laboratory technique captures microRNA targets
11. Satellite captures images of sandstorm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New microscope captures movements of atoms and molecules
(Date:10/15/2014)... book ,Models of Life, is a non-traditional biophysics textbook ... The book is a journey of discovery into biological ... life and biological regulation. It is about how our ... communication between the billions of cells in an organism. ... relationships between principles, which can be found on both ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished ... pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and ... Alt is the second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel ... in 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. Janeway ... Medical School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... house fly genome for the first time, revealing robust ... that thrives in pathogen-rich dung piles and garbage heaps. ... Genome Biology , will increase understanding of house ... adapt to resist insecticides, which could lead to novel ... and transmit more than 100 human and animal diseases, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New book about life as seen from physics 2Brandeis awards 44th Rosenstiel Award to pioneering geneticist Fred Alt 2House fly genome reveals expanded immune system 2
... Bio-NMR Center at the VIB Department of Molecular and Cellular ... a scientific breakthrough that made it into the leading science ... possible to determine the dynamic structure of proteins. So Flemish ... activity of certain proteins involved in the stress physiology of ...
... 9, 2010) Defeating the flu is challenging because the ... of its genetic code, making it difficult for scientists ... a timely manner. Now, a University of Miami (UM) ... from Stony Brook University have developed a rapid and ...
... most pivotal steps in evolution-the transition from unicellular to ... commonly believed, found a globe-spanning collaboration of scientists led ... and the US Department of Energy,s Joint Genome Institute. ... algae Volvox carteri and its closest unicellular ...
Cached Biology News:Flemish researchers provide the first experimental evidence of dynamic allostery in protein regulation 2Scientists use computer algorithms to develop seasonal flu vaccines 2Origins of multicellularity: All in the family 2Origins of multicellularity: All in the family 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Currently offering a comprehensive ... D Weighing, Rice Lake, and Ohaus, Pipette.com has ... The Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance is ideal for ... and user-friendly laboratory balance. , Sartorius is a ... laboratory balances are well known for their high ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... According to new market research report "Cloud Professional ... & Support), by Service Model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), ... & Community)) - Global Forecast to 2019", published ... Services Market into various sub-segments with an in-depth ... the drivers and restraints for this market with ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) – According ... worldwide are living with diabetes, with  that number expected ... global market for diabetes treatments is approximately $500 billion.  ... died from pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth ... the United States , and according ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... The report “Pharmacy Automation Systems ... and Labeling Systems, Table-top Counters) by End-user (Inpatient ... & Trends to 2019” analyzes and studies the ... America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the ... 30 figures spread through 300 pages and in-depth ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 2Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 3Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Professional Services Market by Public, Private, Hybrid & Community Expected to Reach $34.41 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Nuvilex Brief Analyst Report: Thinking Outside the Box by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Pharmacy Automation Systems Market worth $4,566.2 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Pharmacy Automation Systems Market worth $4,566.2 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Pharmacy Automation Systems Market worth $4,566.2 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Liu and professor Roy Curtiss at Arizona State University,s ... energy and cost barriers that have hampered green biofuel ... issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy ... The challenges of developing a renewable biofuel source that ...
... ... Science, Announces Pugsley’s Choice, a Skin Care Line She Created Specifically for Dog Lovers. ... Orlando, FL ... 30-year skin care industry and age management expert, today announced, the official re-release of ...
... ... and a division of the American Chemical Society, today introduced new enhancements to ... in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and energy industries. Additional features will advance the ... process. , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Microbes reprogrammed to ooze oil for renewable biofuel 2Microbes reprogrammed to ooze oil for renewable biofuel 3Owner of Five French Bull Dogs and Skin Expert Launches Skin Care Line for Dogs 2Owner of Five French Bull Dogs and Skin Expert Launches Skin Care Line for Dogs 3New SciFinder Features Reveal More Synthetic Pathways and Improve Productivity 2New SciFinder Features Reveal More Synthetic Pathways and Improve Productivity 3
Recombinant Mouse Wnt-3a...
... There are at least 20 structurally and ... the TGF-beta superfamily. BMPs were originally identified ... formation. They are also involved in embryogenesis ... BMPs regulate the growth, differentiation, chemotaxis and ...
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN TRRAP (CT) Immunogen: Recombinant C-terminal kinase-related domain of human TRRAP....
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN CHYMOTRYPSIN...
Biology Products: