Further down into the microcosm


Emilie Ringe stands next to the new Titan Themis gives researchers the ability to create three-dimensional structural reconstructions and carry out electric field mapping of subnanoscale materials. © Fair use for educational purposes

Rice University, renowned for nanoscale science, has installed microscopes that will allow researchers to peer deeper than ever into the fabric of the universe.

The Titan Themis scanning/transmission electron microscope, one of the most powerful in the United States, will enable scientists from Rice as well as academic and industrial partners to view and analyze materials smaller than a nanometer — a billionth of a meter — with startling clarity.

via Rice University boots up powerful microscopes.

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