The Biomedical Atom Microscope

Optical microscopes magnify x1,000. Atom microscopes magnify x1,000,000. Help build an atom microscope for biomedical research.
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$658USD
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This campaign started on Oct 15 and closed on December 24, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on December 24, 2012
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  • $1USD
    Supporters Webpage

    Every $1 counts! We will list supporters on a dedicated webpage. You can point your kids or grandparents to it and tell them you made this microscope happen!

    Estimated delivery: March 2013

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  • $20USD
    First project: Crowd favourite

    You will get voting rights to decide what one of the first samples to run will be - the crowd favourite. Do you want to see a virus in a full 3D atom map? Maybe an antibody? Haemoglobin? We will send a poll to supporters.

    Estimated delivery: February 2013

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  • $50USD
    Artwork: Art in Science

    Atom maps of nanoscale phenomena can be imaged in colourful and beautiful ways. We've been lucky to win a few Art in Science awards over the years. We will send you some selected digital art we've created. Example images can be seen in the gallery section.

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  • $150USD
    Atom microscope lab tour

    We invite you to visit the AMMRF headquarters in Sydney. We will show you where the magic happens and describe how an atom microscope works. We will even let you play with a real 3D atom map!

    Estimated delivery: March 2013

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  • $300USD
    An authentic AMMRF lab coat

    The AMMRF is our national research facility. You can see the lab coat featured in the 2012 Dance Your PhD winning video 'A Super-Alloy is Born'. We will prepare supporter lab coats and send them out.

    Estimated delivery: March 2013

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  • $1,000USD
    Publication acknowledgement

    We will acknowledge your contribution in a paper published using the instrument. Your support will be immortalised in a science journal.

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

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  • $5,000USD
    Super-Alloy Coin

    Made from the strongest Al alloy in the world. In 2010, using an atom microscope, we discovered a hierarchical structure could imbue Al alloys with the strength of steel = 1 GPa. No one in industry has this alloy yet. We will make you a coin, engrave it with a limited edition number, and send it to you.

    Estimated delivery: March 2013

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  • $15,000USD
    Your own research project

    Are you a business or company with a cutting edge problem to solve? Perhaps you're simply fascinated to 'see' your own DNA? We are a user-focussed facility. We will discuss and refine your scope and carry-out a research project. See http://ammrf.org.au/ regarding the user experience we provide

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

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