Advanced techniques to make the material graphene small enough to read DNA
The presence of water in an oil field brings with it the potential for mineral scale formation. Scale deposition from many mineral sources, including calcium carbonate and sulfates of barium, calcium and strontium, creates flow assurance challenges for operators from the near wellbore to production tubing and topside processing equipment. An ideal scale management program maximizes hydrocarbon production and minimizes the cost of scale control, thereby maintaining the economic viability of the operation.
Researchers in Japan are the first to have succeeded in detecting single atoms using X-ray spectroscopy.
Researchers in the UK and Japan have succeeded in tracking dislocations in graphene – a sheet of carbon atoms just one atom thick – with unprecedented resolution using electron microscopy.
Offers higher magnification than the original NeoScope bench-top version, introduced in 2008.
"We can look at one atom and probe or ‘tickle’ it to see how it bonds to a neighboring atom. This is unprecedented,” said Robert Klie, associate professor in the Department of Physics.
Rapidly evaluate the tougher advanced materials needed to build the next generation of nuclear reactors and extend the lives of current reactors
Advances in Correlative Microscopy Integrating Optical, X-Ray/CT, and SEM Technologies
Small Instruments, Big Results - NeoScope for Pharmaceutical Applications
UTEP acquires new $1.8M cryo-electron microscope for biochemistry research