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Nanophysics Jan 28, 2020

Nanoscopy through a plasmonic nanolens

Imaging at the scale of a single molecule has gained much recent research interest in diverse fields of molecular biology, physics and nanotechnology. Researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to access subdiffraction ...

Optics & Photonics Jul 22, 2019

Seeing smaller through cells: A natural single-cell biomagnifier for subwavelength imaging

Optical microscopes and tweezers can image and manipulate objects at the microscale for applications in cellular and molecular biology. The optical resolution is, however, hampered by the diffraction limit and therefore both ...

Optics & Photonics Jan 31, 2019

Biophotonics: In situ printing liquid superlenses to image butterfly wings and nanobiostructures

Nanostructures and natural patterns have long fascinated researchers in bioinspired materials engineering. Biological samples can be imaged and observed at the nanoscale using sophisticated analytical tools in materials science, ...

General Physics Jan 22, 2019

Rapid and continuous 3-D printing with light

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), can transform a material layer by layer to build an object of interest. 3-D printing is not a new concept, since stereolithography printers have ...

Nanomaterials Nov 20, 2017

Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material

An atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice University scientists.

Optics & Photonics Apr 14, 2017

SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images

A unique camera that can capture a detailed micron-resolution image from a distance uses a laser and techniques that borrow from holography, microscopy and "Matrix"-style bullet time.

Nanophysics Feb 10, 2017

Super-resolution system reveals mechanics of tiny 'DNA walker'

Researchers have introduced a new type of "super-resolution" microscopy and used it to discover the precise walking mechanism behind tiny structures made of DNA that could find biomedical and industrial applications.

Optics & Photonics Dec 01, 2016

New ultra-high density optical storage technology

According to current estimates, dozens of zettabytes of information will be stored electronically by 2020, which will rely on physical principles that facilitate the use of single atoms or molecules as basic memory cells. ...

Optics & Photonics Feb 20, 2014

Researchers use squeezed light to enhance photonic force microscopy

( —A team of researchers working in Australia has used "squeezed light" to enhance the sharpness of images produced using photonic force microscopy. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team ...

Bio & Medicine Dec 30, 2013

Imaging technology could unlock mysteries of a childhood disease

By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, ...

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