Month: March 2016

Image Gallery: Digital Microscopy in Forensics – Examples From Ballistics, Document, and Trace Evidence Investigations

Forensics experts assist law enforcement all over the world to determine whether a suspect is guilty or innocent of a crime through examination of evidence. In their investigations, they use a broad range of macroscopes and microscopes, depending on the type of evidence. Digital microscopy also plays a role in forensics, such as in examination …

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HyVolution – the Smart Path to Confocal Super-Resolution

Super-resolution refers to any device or method that can resolve better than the classical Abbe limit. Apart from infinite super-resolution techniques such as STED (stimulated emission depletion) and SMLM (single-molecule localization methods) that can theoretically resolve to any detail, there are also methods for limited super-resolution. Here we present HyVolution by Leica, which merges …

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Infinity Optical Systems

Optical microscopy is still an evolving field. Development of new techniques requires access to the microscope’s light path, for example to include additional light sources or laser devices. Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP), for instance, needs a laser to bleach fluorophores (s. Figure 4). Digital Mirror Devices, another example, are used for optogenetics, uncaging, and …

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Triple-beam Ar-Ion-Milling with a Rotary Stage to Decorate Grain Boundaries and Substructures in Rock Salt

Surface grinding using P4000 SiC grinding paper produced a rough but regular surface with pronounced grooves in grinding direction (Figure 1a). At high resolution crystals were observed on top of the grooves, presumably resulting from precipitation and recrystallization on the sample’s surface caused by room humidity conditions (approx. 40 %). Water etching entirely removed the surface grooves (Figure 1b). …

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Sony Design: MAKING MODERN Kyoto exhibition Overview / Event Report / News / Sony Design / Sony

Exhibition report and overview The Sony Design: MAKING MODERN exhibition was held in Kyoto from November 27 to 29, 2015. This page contains information about the exhibition —which conveyed Sony’s spirit of taking on challenges that it has maintained since its foundation, expressed as “doing what has never been done before” —and a report on …

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