Fluorescent microscopy adds a new dimension with Rice University lab’s invention
Two years ago, the Rice lab of chemist Christy Landes introduced super temporal resolution microscopy, a technique that allowed researchers to image fluorescent molecules 20 times faster than traditional lab cameras normally allow. They’ve now developed a general method to let a microscope capture 3D spatial information along with the fourth dimension, molecular movement over time.
Rice University postdoctoral researcher Chayan Dutta sets up a microscope for new experiments with super temporal resolution microscopy, a technique the lab has advanced with the ability to make custom phase masks. Photo by Jeff Fitlow