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University of Leeds Expands Structural Biology With Titan Krios TEMs

View News 11/9/2015

The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom has purchased two Titan Krios™ cryo transmission electron microscopes (cryo-TEMs) from FEI. The microscopes will be installed in a renovated facility in March of 2016.


Cornell Recieves Funding for Cryo Electron Microscope

View News 2/9/2015

Cornell University has received a NSF grant cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope that will be used for imaging of inorganic materials at subatomic resolution while cooled.

Micrographs of a spot of electronics solder demonstrate how the lithium FIB microscope (left) clearly distinguishes between the lead and tin components. An SEM image (right) captures mainly topological differences. Images show a region approximately 28 micrometers across. credit: Twedt/CNST

This FIB Doesn’t Lie: New NIST Microscope Sees What Others Can’t

View News 5/6/2014

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently built the world's first low-energy focused ion beam (FIB) microscope that uses a lithium ion source, opening the door to a new category of FIBs that can use any one of 20 different elements. The new FIB can image nonconductive materials and chemical composition of surface samples more clearly than higher-energy SEMs and FIBs. It could provide solutions for common problems in nanoimprint lithography by helping users clear chemical residue from silicon chips in order to etch into the silicon.

Cryo-electron microscope image of a Bluetongue virus.

Cryo-electron microscopy reveals structure of Bluetongue virus

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Cryo-electron microscopy has revealed the atomic structure of the Bluetongue virus and has revealed how how the virus infects healthy cells. This understanding of the disease that has killed millions of cattle will aid in the develop of vaccines and treatments.