Resources Developed by ACMM

How to calculate the length of a scale bar for your image
This scale bar drawing exercise for light and electron microscope images has been developed for our course students. Simply upload a JPEG image and follow the instructions.
http://scalebar.emu.usyd.edu.au/main.html


Atom Probe Microscopy

Atom Probe Microscopy

Atom probe microscopy enables the characterization of materials structure and chemistry in three dimensions with near-atomic resolution. This uniquely powerful technique has been subject to major instrumental advances over the last decade with the development of wide-field-of-view detectors and pulsed-laser-assisted evaporation that have significantly enhanced the instrument's capabilities. The field is flourishing and atom probe microscopy is being embraced as a mainstream characterization technique. This book covers all facets of atom probe microscopy - including field ion microscopy, field desorption microscopy and a strong emphasis on atom probe tomography.

Atom Probe Microscopy is aimed at researchers of all experience levels. It is set out in the context of materials science and engineering, and includes referenece to key recent research outcomes. This book stands as a must-have reference for any user of atom probe microscopy.


Correlative Microscopy

Correlative microscopy

This themed issue edited by Associate Professor Filip Braet provides the readership of Journal of Microscopy with an overview of a range of straightforward correlative microscopy and sample preparation techniques and aims to show how these combined imaging platforms can reveal additional new insights about cellular machinery that cannot be discerned when only a single imaging technique is used. This issue comprises a mixture of review, technical and research papers, which outline the latest schievements in the field of correlative imaging. The principles and means of those techniques are discussed in detail by the different authors and illustrated on a variety of biological samples, ranging from animal cells to plant material.
Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 235, Pt 3 2009, pp. 239-347.


Atomic force microscopy in biology and bionanomedicine

Micron

This special issue edited by Associate Professor Filip Braet presents, for the wide international readership of Micron, AFM's breadth of different imaging modes and associated microanalysis techniques. The first part of this special issue provides state-of-the-art overviews of the latest AFM achievements in biology and biomedicine. The second part is a collection of research papers where AFM has been applied to collect new insights at the supra-molecular level. The principles and methods of these techniques are discussed in detail by the various contributors and elegantly illustrated on an array of samples, ranging from animal cells and human tissues, microbial surfaces, viral particles, and insect material all the way through to biopolymers and biofunctionalized nanomaterials.

The timing of this special issue on Atomic Force Microscopy in Biology & Bionanomedicine, is highly approriate given the booming rise in AFM usage and the increasing importance of AFM as new or improved methods, reagents and instrumentation are developed to address outstanding biological questions.
Micron 43 (2012) 1211-1407.


Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy: Production, Processing and Applications

Fundamentals of Aluminium Metallurgy: Production, Processing and Applications

Edited by Roger Lumley, CSIRO Light Metal Flagship, Australia
With contributions from Gang Sha, Ross Marceau and Simon Ringer
Published October 2010 by Woodhead Publishing Ltd; 864 pages; ISBN-13: 978-1-84569-654-2

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the production, properties and processing of aluminium, and its applications in manufacturing industries.
  • Considers many issues of central importance in aluminium production and utilisation considering quality issues and design for fatigue growth resistance.
  • Metallurgical properties of aluminium and its alloys are further explored with particular reference to work hardening and applications of industrial alloys.

For more information and to order this book please go to the Woodhead Publishing website.


Optical Imaging Techniques in Cell Biology

Optical Imaging Techniques in Cell Biology

By Guy Cox, with contributions by Eleanor Kable, Nuno Moreno and Teresa Dibbayawan
Published November 2006 by CRC Press / Taylor & Francis. 344pp; ISBN: 0-8493-3919-7

Using a highly accessible style and format, this book:

  • Provides an understanding of the underlying principles, benefits, and limitations of optical techniques currently used in cell biology;
    Presents a cogent, sophisticated discussion without relying on complex mathematics;
  • Addresses basic concepts in imaging such as contrasting techniques, fluorescence, and the correction of aberrations;
  • Explores advanced techniques such as quantitative fluorescence, three-dimensional imaging, nonlinear microscopy, and stimulated emission depletion;
  • Includes multiple appendices on practical maintenance, cell handling, labeling, and image manipulation.

More information about this book.