Optical Microscopy

Author: Brian Herman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080571395
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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
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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.

Optical microscopy for biology

Author: Brian Herman
Publisher:
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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.

Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy

Author: James Pawley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461571332
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Plastics Additives

Author: J.C.J. Bart
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607501228
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"Cover-to-cover reading of Plastics Additives, Advanced Industrial Analysis, is recommended for both professional analysts and plastics technologists. Professor Bart’s prose style is easy to read. A professional background in analytical chemistry is not assumed. Particularly valuable is the trove of good advice as to which approach might be best in a given situation. Every department with a serious interest in additive / property relations should invest in a copy.” -- PMAD Newsletter. This industrially relevant and up-to-date resource deals with all established and emerging analytical methods for in-polymer additive analysis of plastics formulations. Quality assurance and industrial troubleshooting all benefit from direct analysis modes. Plastics Additives comprises detailed coverage of solid-state spectroscopy, thermal analysis and pyrolysis, laser techniques, surface studies and microanalysis along with process analytics, quantitative analysis and modern method development and validation applied to additives in polymers. The book is organised for quick and easy reference and is extensively illustrated with over 200 figures, 300 flow diagrams and tables to facilitate rapid understanding of this topic, and it contains 4000 references. Emphasis is on understanding (principles and characteristics) and industrial applicability.

Characterization of Polymer Blends

Author: Sabu Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527645616
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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
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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.

Digital Image Analysis of Microbes

Author: M. H. F. Wilkinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471974406
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Providing specific knowledge in the theory of image analysis, optics, fluorescence, and imaging devices in biomedical laboratories, this timely and indispensable volume focuses on the theory and applications of detection, morphometry, and motility measurement techniques applied to bacteria, fungi, yeasts and protozoa.

Fluorescence Microscopy

Author: Brian Herman
Publisher: Bios Scientific Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780387915517
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fluoresence Microscopy is the revised, updated and expanded second edition of a best-selling introductory text on the use of fluorescence microscopy in cell biology. The book covers the fundamental principles of fluorescence and their application to fluorescence microscopy. A detailed description of the fluorescence microscope and other required equipment is given, too. Applications to immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization, and photomicrography are presented in full, practical detail. Troubleshooting guidance is provided, along with many practical hints, to guide the user through commonly encountered problems.