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Biological imaging using secondary ions

Peter Williams

Author Affiliations

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

Journal of Biology 2006, 5:18  doi:10.1186/jbiol49

Published: 5 October 2006


Biological materials are morphologically and chemically complex. A quantitative imaging tool is now available that can produce chemical, and even metabolic, information from morphological features as small as a few nanometers.