Optical Microscopy

Author: Brian Herman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080571395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Optical Microscopy: Emerging Methods and Applications covers recent technical advances and new approaches to monitoring and altering cell physiology, examining membrane cytoarchitecture, observing multiple cellular activities and intact organ physiology, plus confocal imaging of live cell function, lifetime imaging, and automated clinical imaging cytometry. The book provides the reader with a synopsis of the most recent technical developments in optical microscopy as applied to scientific research. Each chapter introduces new methods by describing how these overcome limitations inherent in previous techniques. Software, hardware, and other equipment concerns are covered. Additionally, the book reviews current applications in order to stimulate future developments in optical microscopy, encouraging novel uses and new technical advances Caged compounds, fluorescence ratio imaging, and CCD video cameras Simultaneous multiple detection and real-time fluorescence microscopy Simultaneous DIC and quantitative LLF video imaging Total internal reflectance, time-resolved, and automated fluorescence microscopy Laser-scanning confocal microscopy Imaging for calcium measurements, membranes, glycoproteins, living cells, and cancer cells

Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Author: Joseph R. Lakowicz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387463124
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The third edition of this established classic text reference builds upon the strengths of its very popular predecessors. Organized as a broadly useful textbook Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, 3rd edition maintains its emphasis on basics, while updating the examples to include recent results from the scientific literature. The third edition includes new chapters on single molecule detection, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, novel probes and radiative decay engineering. Includes a link to Springer Extras to download files reproducing all book artwork, for easy use in lecture slides. This is an essential volume for students, researchers, and industry professionals in biophysics, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioengineering, biology and medicine.

Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy

Author: James Pawley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461571332
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1987 the Electron Microscopy Society of America (EMSA) going to drive important scientific discoveries across wide areas under the leadership of J. P. Revel (Cal Tech) initiated a major of physiology, cellular biology and neurobiology. They had been program to present a discussion of recent advances in light looking for a forum in which they could advance the state of microscopy as part of the annual meeting. The result was three the art of confocal microscopy, alert manufacturers to the lim special LM sessions at the Milwaukee meeting in August 1988: itations of current instruments, and catalyze progress toward The LM Forum, organized by me, and Symposia on Confocal new directions in confocal instrument development. LM, organized by G. Schatten (Madison), and on Integrated These goals were so close to those of the EMSA project that Acoustic/LM/EM organized by C. Rieder (Albany). In addition, the two groups decided to join forces with EMSA to provide there was an optical micro-analysis session emphasizing Raman the organization and the venue for a Confocal Workshop and techniques, organized by the Microbeam Analysis Society, for NSF to provide the financial support for the speakers expenses a total of 40 invited and 30 contributed papers on optical tech and for the publication of extended abstracts.

Drosophila melanogaster Practical Uses in Cell and Molecular Biology

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080859422
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Drosophila melanogaster: Practical Uses in Cell and Molecular Biology is a compendium of mostly short technical chapters designed to provide state-of-the art methods to the broad community of cell biologists, and to put molecular and cell biological studies of flies into perspective. The book makes the baroque aspects of genetic nomenclature and procedure accessible to cell biologists. It also contains a wealth of technical information for beginning or advanced Drosophila workers. Chapters, written within a year of publication, make this topical volume a valuable laboratory guide today and an excellent general reference for the future. Key Features * Collection of ready-to-use, state-of-the art methods for modern cell biological and related research using Drosophila melanogaster * Accessible to both experienced Drosophila researchers and to others who wish to join in at the cutting edge of this system * Drosophila offers an easily managed life cycle, inexpensive lifestyle, extraordinarily manipulable molecular and classical genetics, now combined with powerful new cell biology techniques * Introduction and overview sections orient the user to the Drosophila literature and lore * Six full-color plates and over 100 figures and tables enhance the understanding of these cell biology techniques

Characterization of Polymer Blends

Author: Sabu Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527645616
Format: PDF, Docs
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Filling the gap for a reference dedicated to the characterization of polymer blends and their micro and nano morphologies, this book provides comprehensive, systematic coverage in a one-stop, two-volume resource for all those working in the field. Leading researchers from industry and academia, as well as from government and private research institutions around the world summarize recent technical advances in chapters devoted to their individual contributions. In so doing, they examine a wide range of modern characterization techniques, from microscopy and spectroscopy to diffraction, thermal analysis, rheology, mechanical measurements and chromatography. These methods are compared with each other to assist in determining the best solution for both fundamental and applied problems, paying attention to the characterization of nanoscale miscibility and interfaces, both in blends involving copolymers and in immiscible blends. The thermodynamics, miscibility, phase separation, morphology and interfaces in polymer blends are also discussed in light of new insights involving the nanoscopic scale. Finally, the authors detail the processing-morphology-property relationships of polymer blends, as well as the influence of processing on the generation of micro and nano morphologies, and the dependence of these morphologies on the properties of blends. Hot topics such as compatibilization through nanoparticles, miscibility of new biopolymers and nanoscale investigations of interfaces in blends are also addressed. With its application-oriented approach, handpicked selection of topics and expert contributors, this is an outstanding survey for anyone involved in the field of polymer blends for advanced technologies.

Scientific Photography and Applied Imaging

Author: Sidney Ray
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136094385
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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WINNER OF THE 2001 KRASZNA-KRAUSZ PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK AWARD (Technical Photography category) The only definitive book to fully encompass the use of photography and imaging as tools in science, technology and medicine. It describes in one single volume the basic theory, techniques, materials, special equipment and applications for a wide variety of uses of photography, including: close up photography and photomacrography to spectral recording, surveillance systems, radiography and micro-imaging. This extensively illustrated photography 'bible' contains all the information you need, whether you are a scientist wishing to use photography for a specialist application, a professional needing to extend technical expertise, or a student wanting to broaden your knowledge of the applications of photography. The contents are arranged in three sections: · General Section, detailing the elements of the image capture process · Major Applications, describing the major applications of imaging · Specialist Applications, presenting an eclectic selection of more specialised but increasingly important applications Each subject is introduced with an outline of its development and contemporary importance, followed by explanations of essential theory and an overview of techniques and equipment. Mathematics is only used where necessary. Numerous applications and case studies are described. Comprehensive bibliographies and references are provided for further study.

Contrast Techniques in Light Microscopy

Author: Savile Bradbury
Publisher: Garland Pub
ISBN:
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Contrast in an image is essential to distinguish features from one another and from the background. Contrast Techniques in Light Microscopy is a practical handbook describing the ways in which light interacts with the specimen in the microscope and the manner in which this is used to generate contrast in the image of the specimen. The book shows ways in which such interactions are used in practice and includes examples and case studies of contrast enhancement. The book describes techniques for both transmitted and reflected light, as well as the effects of the refractive index of the mounting medium surrounding the specimen. Techniques covered include bright field and dark ground, polarized light, phase contrast, modulation contrast, interference and fluorescence, and also contrast manipulation outside the microscope. Contrast Techniques in Light Microscopy is an essential practical guide for all microscopists.

Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy

Author: Alberto Diaspro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420078895
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Alberto Diaspro has been choreographing light’s dance for over 20 years, and in Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy, he has assembled a diverse group of experts to explain the methods they use to coax light to reveal biology’s secrets." — From the Foreword by Daniel Evanko, editor, Nature Methods Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy demonstrates that the boundaries between sciences do blur at the bottom, especially those that might separate the optical work of physicists and the cellular work of microbiologists. In 18 chapters written by pioneering researchers, this work offers the first comprehensive and current documentation of the cutting-edge research being accomplished in a wide range of photonic devices with revolutionary application. The highlight of the book is its coverage of optical nanoscopy and super-resolution microscopy. The rapid advances in this area over the past few years offer researchers in both photonics and molecular biologya wealth of accomplishment upon which they can build. Offering a complete treatment of this emerging field, this volume: Describes how scientists have exploited the properties of light and its fluorophore partners to overcome the resolution limit of conventional light microscopy Delves into recent ways to minimize the photobleaching that has long hampered many methods including those that have the potential to capture previously unobtainable information on the movements of single molecules Discusses the principles, benefits, and implementation of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and related methods, which simplifies analysis by limiting light to stationary focal points in a sample Considers the most basic as well as emerging methods for improving three-dimensional optical sectioning microscopy Reviews the basics of FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer) and considers its new use for investigating protein complexes The text also introduces those emerging nonfluorescence microscopy methods that can actually exert mechanical forces to trap and move a variety of objects ranging from beads to living cells and cellular organelles. Combining this technique with fluorescence microscopy provides an unparalleled ability to manipulate and visualize biological samples. In the half-century since Richard Feynman challenged scientists to come up with the tools to investigate and manipulate our world at the nanoscale, we have succeeded in placing tools in the hands of biophysicists that are leading to major breakthroughs in our understanding of life and our ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent many challenges to human health. This book reflects what has been accomplished to date while pointing the way to what still needs to be done.

Optical microscopy for biology

Author: Brian Herman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Optical Microscopy for Biology presents an up-to-date, comprehensive description of new methods in optical microscopy for observing cellular structure and function at the level of single intact cells or tissue. Contributors cover confocal microscopy and optional sectioning of cells, fluorophores and characterization of various fluorescent probes and detector characterization. They also discuss a number of applications to current biological problems. In addition, Optical Microscopy for Biology includes a preview of the latest advances and newest developments in the technology of optimal microscopy, including four-dimensional miscroscopy, multiparameter and multimode digitized video microscopy, digitized fluorescence polarization, and near field microscopy.