Coating turns microscope slides into thermometers

Published May 3, 2018

An article on Futurity reports on research by Ruogang Zhao, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that describes how an updated version of the glass microscope can now enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature.

“We have instruments that magnify incredibly small objects. And we have tools that measure heat, like infrared thermometers. But we haven’t been able to combine them in a low-cost and reliable manner. This new coating takes a big step in that direction,” he said.

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Articles appeared in news outlets that include Photonics Online, PhysOrg, Science Daily, Business Standard, Nanotechnology Now, R&D Magazine and England’s The Engineer.