March 2018

A single self-assembled icosahedral protein cage imaged via PiFM, 20 nm at 1666 1/cm.

Single Self-assembled Icosahedral Protein Cage

We develop a new technique called photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM), which allows us to image the chemical makeup of samples with extremely high spatial resolution. We spent some time to image isolated protein particles and obtained results that may be consistent with the design of the protein cage. A Single Self-assembled Icosahedral Protein Cage Imaged […] Read more

PiFM image of PTQ10: IDIC blend films with thermal annealing (TA) treatment.

Nature Communications Publishes PiFM Image of PSC

A new PiFM application paper showing FTIR spectra, PiFM and PiFM+topography images of a polymer solar cell (PSC) with thermal annealing treatment was published in “Nature Communications” by Chenkai Sun, Zhi-Guo Zhang and Yongfang Li, “A low cost and high performance polymer donor material for polymer solar cells.” (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03207-x) PiFM measurements were taken by William Morrison from Molecular […] Read more

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Presenting Video Shorts from the Applications Lab

Episode 1: Nanoscale Silicon Strain Measurements – Silicon Oxide Stress Measurements.  Photo-induced Force Microscopy – Series – PiFM @ Work presents the first in a series of video shorts from the Applications Lab at Molecular Vista. Episode 1: Nanoscale Silicon Strain Measurements explores silicon oxide stress using the Vista-IR microscope. Please subscribe to our Molecular Vista […] Read more

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