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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How do you make the perfect light-sponge cake?…or turn starch into a protein product you can sell the world-over? Well, you could start by asking Roger Angold, one of the UK’s most respected food scientists, and a member of the RMS since the early 1960s.Download
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) users need to acquire the best high-resolution images and the most reliable and consistent data possible. To do this, they need highly accurate and precise AFM probes. Any defect to the probe’s nanoscale tip will result in imaging artifacts and inconsistent data – and there is a chance the AFM researcher won’t even realise it, resulting in lost time and resources.Download
Doing a PhD part-time around a busy day-job in a research facility can be a challenge, not only in balancing the time and responsibilities, but even getting it off the ground in the first place. There can be plenty of logistical and financial considerations, as well as dogma and attitudes to break through, but some advanced planning and steps can ease the way a little.Download
The Microscience Microscopy Congress is quite simply the biggest and boldest of its kind in Europe. For years it has brought the global microscopy community together, with a superb conference shining a light on the latest scientific research, and a unique exhibition enabling companies – both large and small – to showcase a quantity and quality of equipment that never fails to impress.Download
Why is remote control of microscopes important? Remote control enables your ability to work with a microscope from a distance whether it is in a remote lab or a clean room. You can provide remote support for any user to help them solve a problem as quickly as possible. It is also useful for knowledge transfer.Download
In the first of a series of infocus interviews looking into the careers of eminent figures from across the field of microscopy, we are delighted and privileged to speak to one of the RMS’s most respected and long-standing members, Dr Peter Evennett, Hon FRMS.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
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