Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit (Tsumoru Shintake)

Tsumoru Shintake


Development of high-resolution microscopes for bio-samples:

  1. New type of atomic resolution microscope, which utilizes coherent electron diffraction and digital holography.
  2. New electron crystallography based on low energy electron beam, by shaping nano-crystals of membrane proteins with FIB technology.
  3. New X-ray microscope, based on e-beam X-ray source.


In a few years, we will be able to obtain 3D images of DNA and virus. We also establish, electron crystallography techniques suitable to analyze atomic structure of membrane proteins.  Impact to the bio-science will be quite large.

We are looking for young researchers to join this unit.