New Microscope with dual capabilities supports multitude of studies

A single strand of DNA. The toxic pollutants in a waft of air. A paint sample from a priceless work of art. Flakes of a Martian meteorite. That’s only a smattering of what scientists will be able to examine with the new microscope — an atomic force-Raman microscope, to be exact — now housed in the University of Delaware’s Lammot du Pont Laboratory.