Coating Turns Microscopes Into Thermometers

Updated May 15, 2018

Research by Ruogang Zhao, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, 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.