Hardware to count every electron and software to make sure every electron counts

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Nature Communications recently published exciting work from the Muller Lab on new detector hardware that enables dose-efficient mixed-state electron ptychography imaging with much better resolution than previously possible. This new imaging technique will be particularly helpful for imaging biological molecular structures and battery materials that are easily damaged by high intensities of energy. 

Regarding his team's new mixed-state electron ptychography method, Professor David Muller, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering, says it entails: “hardware to count every electron and software to make sure every electron counts.” Mixed-state electron ptychography uses complex algorithms to achieve faster, less destructive, more efficient imaging with picometer precision. Learn more: "When imaging atoms, blurrier is better". 

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