Ultrashort femtosecond lasers are known for their capacity to efficiently fabricate complex nanostructures and devices for a wide variety of applications. In two recent studies, the properties of femtosecond laser-structured surfaces were revealed thanks to a unique SEM image reconstruction technique.
Researchers in tissue engineering & biophotonics at King’s College London (UK) seeking to attain better understanding of tooth enamel erosion recently applied its methods to bring to light micro-scale surface changes over time.
Bioceramics are particularly useful in the repair and reconstruction of bone. A group of researchers at the University of Limoges investigated the impact of bioceramic surface topography and composition on protein adhesion forces.
Using scanning electron microscopy and Hitachi map 3D software based on Mountains® technology, cell biology scientists at the University of Miyazaki (Japan) defined a new method for examining stem cell architecture.
During the last decade, research has shown that bio-oil fermentation by micro-organisms is a promising potential source of bio-fuel. Its renewability makes it a good alternative to bio-fuel production.