Books

Foster, B, and Carrabba, M., Chemical Forensics (Chapter: FTIR and Microscopy; in press)

Foster, B., "Chapter 18: Light Microscopy, " Comprehensive Desk Reference of Polymer Characterization and Analysis, R. Brady, ed., Oxford University Press, New York. 2003.

Chernoff, D. A., and Magonov, S., "Chapter 19: Atomic Force Microscopy”, Comprehensive Desk Reference of Polymer Characterization and Analysis, R. Brady, ed., Oxford University Press, New York. 2003.

Foster, B., Optimizing Light Microscopy for Biological and Clinical Laboratories, (Written under a grant from Carl Zeiss for the Am Soc for Clinical Lab Sciences), Kendall Hunt, 1997.

Presentations and Papers

IPTES 2015 - Microscopy Part 1 - Basic Principles, Anatomy & Physiology, Alignment [Presentation]

IPTES 2015 - Microscopy Part 2 - Contrast Techniques [Presentation]

IPTES 2015 - Spectroscopy [Presentation]

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2008, Invited Paper: "Nanotechnology drives new instumentation smaller, sleeker, more economical" [Abstract] [Presentation]

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2006, Invited Paper: "Polymer Microscopy: What's in YOUR Toolkit? [Abstract]

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2008, Invited Paper: "Nanotechnology drives new instumentation smaller, sleeker, more economical" [Abstract] [Presentation]

Articles
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Foster, B., “TERS – Ready or Not?”, Am. Lab., Sept 2016 [PDF]
Foster, B. “Portable Raman Microscopy — Laboratory-Quality Results Measured Anywhere”, Am. Lab, April, 2015. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microscopy Light Sources Illuminate Research Biology”, BioPhotonics, May 2014. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Fluorescence Microscopy: Fundamentals & Resources”, Am. Lab., April 2014. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Integrating Microscopy into the Analytical Scheme”, Am. Lab., Feb 2014. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Sedgewick, J., “Color Integrity: Is what you see what you saw?”, Microscopy Today, Jan 2014. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Putting the More in Morphometry — Part 2”, Am. Lab., April 2013.  [PDF]
Foster, B., “Putting the More in Morphometry — Part 1” , Am. Lab., April 2013. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microscopy + Spectroscopy: Pittcon® 2013 Celebrates the Power of Two”, Am. Lab., March 2013. [PDF]
Foster, B., “The State of Microscopy for 2012”, Am. Lab. / Editor’s Page, Nov 2011. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Micro Raman at Pittcon 2012”, Am. Lab. / Editor’s Page, May 2012. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microscopy: Imaging Broader, Diving Deeper”, Am. Lab. / Editor’s Page, April 2012. [PDF]
Foster, B., “New Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Approaches Life Sciences Gently, Quantitatively, and Correlatively”, Am. Lab., April 2012. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Superresolution: Reality or a “STORM” in a Teacup”, BioPhotonics, Jan 2011, Feature Article. [PDF]
Foster, B., “New Solutions for Surface Texture Analysis”, Am. Lab., Nov / Dec 2010. [PDF]
Foster, B., “It’s YOUR Point of View . . . on Social Media”, Microscopy Today, July 2010, pp. 44-46. [PDF]
Les, Caren B., “The microscopy market: Delivering to the desktop”, Photonics Spectra, Nov 2009. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: One Button and Two Heads — Mainstreaming AFM”, Am. Lab., Apr 2009. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Flexibility & Speed: MicroRaman Spectroscopy Collaborates With Light, Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopy to open New Analytical Vistas”, Am. Lab. Online, Dec 2008. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: PITTCON® gives New Eyes to Chemistry”, Am. Lab. News, April 2008. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Faster, Smaller, More Economical Imaging Tools at SPIE 2007: The Effect of Nanotech”, Am. Lab., Nov / Dec 2007. Vol. 39, No. 20, pp. 20-23. [PDF]
McCarthy, V., “From Russia with Love: Next-Gen Modular, Hybrid Nano Tools, Interview with 30-year veteran, Barbara Foster”, NSTI, May 02, 2007. [PDF]
Foster, B., “AFM / Raman Opens New Horizons for Research and Industrial Characterization”, Am. Lab., Mar 2007. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Spectroscopy + Microscopy + . . . ? What’s Next?”, Am. Lab., Nov 2005. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: AFM’s New Nanotomography Expands 3-D Imaging”, Am. Lab.,May 2005, pp. 42-46. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Elasticity Imaging: New Views for Polymers, Proteins, Ceramics, and Advanced Materials”, Am. Lab., May 2004, pp. 30-32. [PDF]
Foster, B., “New Horizons for SPM”, R & D, Feb 2004. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microscopy & Spectroscopy Open New Vistas in the Emerging World of Nanotechnology, Pt. 2”, Am. Lab., Jan 2004, pp.36-39. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microscopy & Spectroscopy Open New Vistas in the Emerging World of Nanotechnology, Pt. 1”, Am. Lab., May 2003, pp. 11-18. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Raman’s renaissance at 75”, Am. Lab., May 2003, pp. 53-55. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Raman microscopy: Taking chemical microscopy to the next level”, Am. Lab., Apr 2003, pp. 18-23. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Optimizing illumination for microscopy and measurement”, Am. Lab., Nov 2002, pp. 13-17. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Fond remembrances of a gentle giant”, Aug 2002. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Koehler Illumination – An age old technique impacts modern digital imaging,” Am Lab, July 2002 – Editor’s Page [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: From light microscopy to molecular analysis at the touch of a button”, Am. Lab., Nov 2001, pp. 42-49. [PDF]
Foster, B., “The Basics of Light Microscopy”, R & D, June 2001. [PDF]
Foster, B., “PITTCON® microscopy review”, Am. Lab., July 2001, pp. 40-43. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on microscopy: Opening the world of microscopy for Internet purchases”, Am. Lab., Apr 2001, pp. 26-27. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Miller, W. I., “MicroBrew: Imaging Databases — a challenge for practicing microscopists”, Apr 2001. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: Adobe Photoshop: The Surprise Image Processing Software of Choice”, Adv. Img., Nov 2000. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: So you really want to save that image forever?”, Adv. Img., Sept 2000. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Rising, Converging Image-Analysis Tools for Forensics — Even Out in the Field”, Adv. Img., Vol. 5, No. 5, 2000, pp. 14-15. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Microscopy at Pittcon — Old Friends, New Guises”, Am. Lab., May 2000, pp. 4-6. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: Informatics for the Scientific Lab: An Enterprise Image-Analysis Revolution?”, Adv. Img., Jan 2000, pp. 36-37 [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: The Internet & Microscopy: Changing the Suppliers’ Business”, Adv. Img., Nov 1999. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: DigitalAge . . . Digital Software . . . but which way to go?”, Adv. Img., Sept 1999. [PDF]
Foster, B., “The Need for Education, not just training”, Microscopy Today, Aug 1999. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Convergence of technologies and companies drive new directions in microscopy”, Am. Lab., July 1999, pp. 48-53. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: A Remote Imaging Revolution: Telemicroscopy & Telepathology . . . at Net Speeds”, Adv. Img., July 1999. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microscopy for the New Millennium (invited article, one of 13 “Trends for the next millennium” series)”, R & D, July 1999 [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: Are Imaging Board Makers Meeting Microscopy Community Needs?”, Adv. Img., Jan 1999. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: Digital Imaging Rapidly Grabs the Microscopy Lab Lead”, Adv. Img., Nov 1998. [PDF]
Foster, B., “A leap into the Third Dimension”, Materials World, July 1998, pp. 402-405. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Video Microscopy Benchmarks: Ten Quick Tests for Evaluating Scientific Imaging Systems”, Adv. Img., May 1998. [PDF]
Foster, B., “The World of Microscopy invades Cleveland: What’s New at Microscopy & MicroAnalysis ’97”, Am. Lab., July 1997, pp. 38-46. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Easing the Transition to Automated Image Analysis”, Am. Lab., May 1997, pp. 36-42. [PDF]
Paxon, D. and Foster, B., “Moving Microscope-based Image Analysis to Cost Effective Automation”, Adv. Mat. & Proc., Mar 1997, pp. 33-35. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Microchemical Imaging: A powerful New Bridge between between Microscopy and Chemical Analysis”, Am. Lab., Feb 1997, pp. 21-29. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Is Chemical Microscopy alive and well”, Am. Lab., Dec 1996, pp. 60-62. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Video Microscopy Now: Advanced Imaging Readers Call the Next Shots”, Adv. Img., Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 23-25. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Fookes, B., “Image Analysis for Materials Science”, Adv. Mat. & Proc., Vol. 149, No. 2, pp. 23-25. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: New Position-Tagged X-Ray Spectroscopy merges Imaging, X-Ray Mapping, and Conventional Image Analysis”, Am. Lab., Feb 1996, pp. 47-51. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Reffner, J., “Focus on Microscopy: Conventional Microscopy versus FTIR Microscopy — Sample Preparation for both sides of the Coin”, Am. Lab., Part 2: Nov 1995, pp. 20I-20M. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Reffner, J., “Focus on Microscopy: Conventional Microscopy versus FTIR Microscopy — Sample Preparation for both sides of the Coin”, Am. Lab., Part 1: Sept 1995, pp. 16C-16J. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: High Resolution 3-D Microscope Opens the Door to True color, Real-Time, Large Depth of Field Imaging”, Am. Lab., April 1995, pp. 59-63. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Miller, W. I., “Focus on Microscopy: Measurement in the Age of Computer Assisted Microscopy”, Am. Lab., Nov. 1994, pp. 54-57. [PDF]
Foster, B., “MicroBrew: Video Microscopy – Where Advanced Imaging Readers Say We Stand now.”, Adv.Img., Sept 1996. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Multiband Imaging, New Challenges in Fluorescence Microscopy”, Am. Lab., Sept. 1994, pp. 44-47. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Scanning White Light Interferometry — A Powerful Approach to Surface Structure Analysis”, Am. Lab., Mar. 1994, pp. 40-44. [PDF]
Foster, B., “Broadening Scientific Imaging: Putting Desktop Image Analysis and Video Microscopy in More Hands”, Adv. Img., Jan. 1994, pp. 36-40. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Mulligan, R., “Focus on Microscopy: Integrating Fluorescence and FTIR Microscopy”, Am. Lab., Nov. 1993, pp. 44-45. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Hillman, D., “Focus on Microscopy: Multimedia Microscopy”, Am. Lab., Aug. 1993, pp. 31-32. [PDF]
Foster, B. “See what’s new in the field of optical microscopes”, R & D (11), 1992, pp. 68-70. [PDF]
Miller, W. I. and Foster, B., “Fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopy: Applications in Biotechnology”, Int. Lab. (3), 1991, pp. 18-26. Am. Lab. (4), 1991, pp. 73-78. [PDF]
Foster, B. and Miller, W. I., “Fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopy: Applications in Life Sciences”, Am. Biotech. Lab. (9), 1989, pp. 21-27. Am. Clin. Lab. (10), 1989, pp. 28-32. Int. Lab. (10), (1989) [PDF]
Foster, B., “Notes on the use of differential interference contrast in light microscopy,” Am Lab (4), 1988, pp. 96-100 (Our apologies for the condition of this document, but it came into existence long before PDFs) [PDF]
Foster, B., “Focus on Microscopy: Microscopic and Spectroscopic Imaging of the Chemical State – a Book Review”, Am. Lab., Jan 1984, pp. 52-53. [PDF]