Nanostructures, like patients, can be damaged if too many scans are administered. A constant bombardment of high-energy electrons can cause the atoms in nanoparticles to be rearranged and the particle itself to change shape. By bringing his medical discovery to his work in materials science and nanoscience, Miao was able to invent a new way to peer inside the field’s tiniest structures.
The discovery made by Miao’s team may lead to improvements in resolution and image quality for tomography research across many fields, including the study of biological samples.
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