Atomic force microscopy developed for imaging nanoscale dynamics of neurons

13 marzo 2015

Atomic force microscopy is a leading tool for imaging, measuring, and manipulating materials with atomic resolution. It has previously been applied to image solid materials, but has been difficult to apply for soft and large samples like eukaryotic cells and neurons without damaging the sample. Researchers have now developed an ATM system for imaging eukaryotic cells and neurons allowing for analysis of cell morphology changes with a spatial resolution ~20-100 fold better than that of a standard light microscope.