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Microscope Probe-sharpening Technique Improves Resolution, Durability


July 5, 2012

Joseph Lyding A simple new improvement to an essential microscope component could greatly improve imaging for researchers who study the very small, from cells to computer chips. University of Illinois researchers developed a technique to sharpen microscope probes, giving images much higher resolution, and a coating to make the probes durable. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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