Adenovirus with DNA

January 22, 2009
This image of adenovirus on a silicon substrate was scanned using the nanoManipulator. An adenovirus capsid has disrupted, spilling its DNA onto the surface in a tangle. The portion of the image above a certain height has been made semitransparent by adding an opacity texture. This enables us to see through the image to the icosahedral model of an adenovirus drawn with the virus in the upper left corner. Surface color is according to height. The surface has a slight slope, resulting in uniform blue, gray, and red areas.
This image of adenovirus on a silicon substrate was scanned using the nanoManipulator. An adenovirus capsid has disrupted, spilling its DNA onto the surface in a tangle. The portion of the image above a certain height has been made semitransparent by adding an opacity texture. This enables us to see through the image to the icosahedral model of an adenovirus drawn aligned with the virus in the upper left corner. Surface color is according to height. The surface has a slight slope, resulting in uniform blue, gray, and red areas.

Multivariate Visualization

January 21, 2009
Three data sets are shown in this AFM image: topography is mapped directly to height, friction is mapped to color, and areas of high adhesion (normal to surface) are circled by contour lines.
Three data sets are shown in this AFM image: topography is mapped directly to height, friction is mapped to color, and areas of high adhesion (normal to surface) are circled by contour lines.

nanoManipulator

August 24, 2001

The nanoManipulator system provides a virtual-reality interface to scanned-probe microscopes, including interactive 3D graphics and force-feedback (haptic) display and control.  robinett-nano-movie-small shows a movie of the system in operation.