Grant from NIH to Develop AFM Probes

August 19, 2009

Carbon Design Innovations has announced that it has grant in the amount of $390,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The grant will fund the development and commercialization of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) probes for bioimaging and investigations in cellular biology. Carbon Design Innovations will collaborate with the University of California at Davis, US on the development of the probes.
www.carbondesigninnovations.com


FEI Joins Metrology Research at University of Albany

Juli 15, 2009

FEI Company, a provider of atomic-scale imaging and analysis systems, and Sematech, the global consortium of chipmakers, announced that FEI has joined Sematech’s Advanced Metrology Development Program at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany, US. As a member of this program, FEI will collaborate with experts to develop high-resolution capabilities of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis, with electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and focused ion beam (FIB) technology to address critical needs in process development and defect analysis.
www.fei.com
www.cnse.albany.edu
www.sematech.org


Observing Cells in Solution

Februar 3, 2009

Chikara Sato and Toshihiko Ogura of the Structure Physiology Group at the Neuroscience Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, (AIST) have collaborated with Mitsuo Suga and Hidetoshi Nishiyama of the Clair Project at Jeol, Japan, to develop an atmospheric scanning electron microscope (ASEM) capable of observing aqueous samples and cells in solution at atmospheric pressures. Conventional electron microscopes view samples in vacuum and are unable to image wet samples or samples in solution.
www.aist.go.jp
www.jeol.com