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Researchers at Technical University of Denmark Target Microscopy and Microanalysis (Monolithic chip system with a microfluidic channel for in situ...

July 8, 2014



Researchers at Technical University of Denmark Target Microscopy and Microanalysis (Monolithic chip system with a microfluidic channel for in situ electron microscopy of liquids)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Microscopy and Microanalysis. According to news reporting originating in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Electron microscopy of enclosed liquid samples requires the thinnest possible membranes as enclosing windows as well as nanoscale liquid sample thickness to achieve the best possible resolution. Today liquid sample systems for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are typically made from two sandwiched microchips with thin membranes."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Technical University of Denmark, "We report on a new microfabricated chip system based on a monolithic design that enables membrane geometry on the scale of a few micrometers. The design is intended to reduce membrane deflection when the system is under pressure, a microfluidic channel for improved flow geometry, and a better space angle for auxiliary detectors such as energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We explain the system design and fabrication and show the first successful TEM images of liquid samples in the chips."

For more information on this research see: Monolithic chip system with a microfluidic channel for in situ electron microscopy of liquids. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2014;20(2):445-51. (Cambridge University Press - www.cambridge.org; Microscopy and Microanalysis - journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=MAM)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Jensen, 1 Technical University of Denmark, DTU Nanotech, 0rsteds Plads, Building 345E, 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark. Additional authors for this research include A. Burrows and K. Molhave.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Microscopy and Microanalysis.

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