electron microscopy

  • Overcoming atomic level perovskite defects

    Impurities found in the crystal structures of perovskites could be hindering their performance.

    A group of Australian and Chinese researchers have found tiny defects – and ways to resolve them – in the atomic stru...

    Australia June 15, 2021
  • It’s a small, silent, stable world

    Creating the conditions to see things at an atomic level requires a special brand of engineering....

    At 10 Innovation Walk on Monash University’s Clayton Campus, in Melbourne, there’s a building like no other in Austra...

    Materials May 28, 2021
  • Research

    Exciting exciton breakthrough

    First ever image of an electron’s orbit inside an exciton.

    Scientists have just experimentally measured the wave function of an exciton, and they’re excited about it – because ...

    Core Sciences April 22, 2021
  • Zooming in on Zika

    The clearest picture yet of the shape of the Zika virus.

    The image above is the highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus – indeed, of any enveloped virus thus far. A ...

    Biology July 1, 2018
  • First attempt at quantum drumming

    Work to move quantum effects on macro scale are showing promise.

    A simple experiment in which a tiny drum is beaten with a drumstick made of light could make quantum mechanics visibl...

    Physics May 21, 2018
  • Mummified child died of Hep B, not smallpox

    Diagnosis for Medieval child held to be the earliest smallpox case in Europe, overturned.

    A mummified Medieval child thought to have died from smallpox in fact perished because of Hepatitis B virus, genetic ...

    Biology January 4, 2018
  • The guts of a honeybee

    The tiny intestines of the honeybee contain a world of even tinier life.

    A scanning electron microscope image of a honeybee’s midgut. Credit: Åsmund AndersenThe guts of a honeybee are much...

    Biology December 20, 2017
  • Heisenberg's effect less certain

    Can’t break the laws of physics, but sometimes can bend them.

    Since it was first formulated in 1927, little in physics has been more certain than Heisenberg’s uncertainty principl...

    Physics March 23, 2017
  • Finding traces of life in dinosaur bones

    Scientists uncover how dinosaurs evolved into birds.

    Until now, dinosaur fossils imprinted with soft tissue remains have been rare and highly prized. But a new study sugg...

    Palaeontology June 22, 2015
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