January 09, 2018
Source: APS Physics
Electron oscillations in silicon may be used to map, with nanometer resolution, the temperatures across a silicon device. Chris Regan of the University of California, Los Angeles, and co-workers have now developed a thermometry technique that, using a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), could eventually map temperature in a silicon device with a resolution down to 10 nm.
January 02, 2018
Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
The U.S. is losing ground in a second laser revolution of highly intense, ultrafast lasers that have broad applications in manufacturing, medicine, and national security, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, 80 percent to 90 percent of the high-intensity laser systems are overseas, and all of the highest power research lasers currently in construction or already built are overseas as well. The report makes five recommendations that would improve the nation’s position in the field, including for the U.S.... Read More
January 01, 2018
Source: Daily Camera
"From the start, the project has been about giving a platform to voices usually not heard in science class — Latinx voices," said Hernandez Charpak, who is now the assistant director of research and knowledge transfer at CU's STROBE, a National Science Foundation science and technology center on real-time functional imaging.
December 01, 2017
Source: OSA - Optics 2017
Tabletop coherent EUV/SXR beams are now possible using high-harmonic generation (HHG).1,2 In addition, a new generation of powerful coherent-diff ractiveimaging (CDI) techniques is removing the resolution limits imposed by traditional X-ray microscopy, by replacing lossy and imperfect X-ray optics with powerful iterative phase retrieval algorithms.
November 28, 2017
Source: Materials Research Society
In her Symposium X talk on Monday, Margaret Murnane of the University of Colorado Boulder described methods to create coherent sources with extremely short wavelengths, with excellent spectral, temporal, and polarization control. “Thirty years ago,” she said, “we never thought that we could achieve the same kind of control—and perhaps better control—over light in extreme UV and soft x-ray region as we could in the visible region of the spectrum.”
November 08, 2017
Source: University of Colorado Boulder
From life-saving advances in medicine to life-changing opportunities in renewable energy, imaging technology offers a window into worlds that can’t otherwise be seen by the human eye. That makes it an essential tool across a broad range of scientific disciplines, from engineering to biosciences. But despite their widespread use, today’s imaging techniques remain limited. Finding a solution to this problem will require collaborating with other institutions and developing new ways to educate up and-coming scientists. Based at CU Boulder, the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time... Read More
October 30, 2017
Source: Berkeley College of Chemistry Press Release
In a new study, appearing in the November 2017 issue of Nature Materials, a research team led by UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Naomi S. Ginsberg(link is external), has announced the development and implementation of the most direct method to-date to track the nanoscale process of energy flow that punctuates the initial picoseconds after light absorption in some natural and artificial light harvesting systems. The research results are also available online at the Nature Materials website(link is external).
October 02, 2017
Source: Cornell Chronicle
Ever since the invention of the laser more than 50 years ago, scientists have been striving to create an X-ray version. But until recently, very high power levels were needed to make an X-ray laser. Making a practical, tabletop-scale X-ray laser source required taking a new approach, as will be described by physicist Margaret Murnane in this fall’s Hans Bethe Lecture.
August 17, 2017
Source: CU Boulder Today
The Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, known as STROBE, will be headquartered at CU Boulder and integrate several areas of imaging science and technology, including photon and electron-based imaging, advanced algorithms, big data analysis and adaptive imaging.
May 30, 2017
Source: The Institute for Digital Research and Education
The physical lens had been the standard for use in the detailed study of microscopic organisms since Hooke’s seminal work Micrographia was published in 1665. Dr. Jianwei Miao, a professor of Physics and Astronomy and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, blew that standard out of the water with a method known as Coherent Diffractive Imaging (CDI).
April 06, 2017
Source: The Optical Society
Plenary wrap up with Dr. Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley. Computational Microscopy for High-Throughput Science
February 01, 2017
Source: Nature News and Views
The locations of atoms in a metallic alloy nanoparticle have been determined using a combination of electron microscopy and image simulation, revealing links between the particle's structure and magnetic properties.
February 01, 2017
Source: UCLA Newsroom
Researchers measured the coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in a technologically important material
February 01, 2017
Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Berkeley Lab researchers help to map iron-platinum particle in unprecedented detail.
January 26, 2017
Source: Space Colorado
CU Boulder and Fort Lewis College were two of six colleges to receive part of a $24 million NSF imaging science grant. The schools will launch the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging center (STROBE), which will be headquartered at CU Boulder. The center is designed to tackle major scientific challenges that have the potential to transform imaging science and technology through integrated advanced imaging methods using electrons, X-rays, and super-resolution microscopy.
January 23, 2017
Source: UCI News
Franklin Dollar was born on the wrong side of the digital divide. “I’m a member of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians,” he says. “I grew up on a small reservation near Geyserville, California, with no running water, no electricity and no internet access.”
January 01, 2017
Source: NSF Engineering Research Centers
Franklin Dollar, a member of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians in California, was a 2012 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student at the NSF’s now-graduated Extreme Ultraviolet Engineering Research Center (EUV ERC), based at Colorado State University. Now, as a faculty member at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), he is one of the faculty participant enablers in NSF’s newly formed STROBE Science and Technology Center (STC).
October 14, 2016
Berkeley Lab and University of Colorado-Boulder team develop new way to reveal crystal features in functional materials.
October 01, 2016
Source: Communications of the ACM
In recent months, one company after another has come out with products that appear to create holograms—but according to optics experts, most do not use true holography to create their three-dimensional (3D) effects.
October 01, 2016
Source: The Daily Californian
UC Berkeley researchers are collaborating with scientists from UCLA, University of Colorado at Boulder and other institutions to arrive at more detailed scientific findings through the improvement of real-time functional imaging.
September 29, 2016
Source: Under the Flatirons 2016
STROBE, the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging has been awarded a $24 Million grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF. This grant will be used to develop technology in imaging, nano, bio and energy sciences at CU Boulder, which is already recognized as a leader in the field. Physicists, mathematicians, chemists and biologists at CU will work together to develop new technologies and expand research with this sizeable, five-year grant.
September 29, 2016
Source: The Durango Herald
Fort Lewis College will be swimming in the big leagues with its share of a new five-year $94-million grant from the National Science Foundation intended to prepare students for careers in the sciences after graduation.
September 28, 2016
Ambitious, complex research that leads to breakthrough discoveries requires large-scale, long-term investments. Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces $94 million in funding to support four new Science and Technology Centers (STCs), partnerships that lay the foundations for advances in fields ranging from cell biology and mechanobiology to particle physics and materials science.
September 28, 2016
Source: Berkeley News
UC Berkeley will help lead the new Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, which aims to tackle major scientific challenges by improving imaging technology. The center, which includes scientists from UC Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Colorado Boulder, will receive $24 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) over a five-year period, with the possibility of a continuation for five additional years. Naomi S. Ginsberg, associate professor of chemistry and physics and member of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute at Berkeley, will lead the efforts for... Read More
September 27, 2016
Source: Denver Business Journal
The University of Colorado at Boulder and Fort Lewis College in Durango are two colleges that will share in a National Science Foundation (NSF) imaging science $24 million grant. The schools, along with four others in the U.S., are launching the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, or STROBE, which will have its headquarters at CU-Boulder.