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Microsphere super-resolution imaging

Recently, it was discovered that microsphere can generate super-resolution focusing beyond diffraction limit. This has led to the development of an exciting super-resolution imaging technique – microsphere nanoscopy – that features a record resolution of 50 nm under white lights. Different samples have been directly imaged in high resolution and real time without labelling, including both non-biological (nano devices, structures and materials) and biological (subcellular details, viruses) samples. This chapter reviews the technique, which covers its background, fundamentals, experiments, mechanisms as well as the future outlook.

Publication details

Print publication date
07 Jan 2016
Copyright year
2016
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-983-2
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-371-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-719-7

From the book series:
SPR - Nanoscience