infocus is the Royal Microscopical Society’s Magazine for members. It provides a common forum for scientists & technologists who use any form of microscope and includes all branches of microscopy
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Planetary ice is a multiphase material consisting of solid ice, particulates, gas inclusions, and in some cases liquid and precipitates. The size, shape and arrangement of particulates and the size and connectivity of voids can reveal something about depositional history and past climate.Download
I have been studying and photographing rocks under all sorts of microscopes for more than thirty years. I enjoy this part of my work as a geologist more than ever. A good optical microscope, with a well-trained eye, is still the essential tool for successful research in my field.Download
…It’s March 2006 and the first ever issue of infocus is hot off the presses. Facebook is about to open up its social network to the world – but no one will be using an iPhone to update their status for another year. The word ‘twitter’ merely relates to birdsong, and any zooming being done is strictly within the realms of speed and scale.Download
Anyone who has been active in the microscopy community for any decent length of time will know John Delly who works at the McCrone Group. He is an excellent didactic teacher, widely respected for his knowledge and ability to teach and instruct.Download
With a raft of ground-breaking discoveries, publications and high-profile conference appearances, today’s leading scientific figures might be familiar faces across the microscopy community. But what makes these great minds tick? What pearls of wisdom might they be able to offer the rest of us? And – perhaps most revealingly - what do these characters get up to in their spare time?Download
This research was carried out to demonstrate the ability of a tiny computer (a Jetson Xavier NX) to view and then capture images seen using a 3D printed microscope and a Raspberry Pi camera. The 3D printed microscope was previously printed in the lab using the OpenFlexure project, and all the materials were sent to me so that I was able to construct the microscope myself and safely work from home.Download
The aim of this project was to study the dynamics of platelet actin nodules using TIRF microscopy and image analysis, in order to investigate the effects of different inhibitors on nodule dynamics.Download
Bleaching is a last-resort method used by textile conservators to preserve historic textiles. The process removes stains but can give rise to structural damage on the fibre level.Download