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Emerging optical nanoscopy techniques.

Overview of attention for article published in Nanotechnology Science and Applications, September 2015
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Emerging optical nanoscopy techniques.
Published in
Nanotechnology Science and Applications, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/nsa.s50042
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Paul C. Montgomery, Audrey Leong-Hoi


To face the challenges of modern health care, new imaging techniques with subcellular resolution or detection over wide fields are required. Far field optical nanoscopy presents many new solutions, providing high resolution or detection at high speed. We present a new classification scheme to help appreciate the growing number of optical nanoscopy techniques. We underline an important distinction between superresolution techniques that provide improved resolving power and nanodetection techniques for characterizing unresolved nanostructures. Some of the emerging techniques within these two categories are highlighted with applications in biophysics and medicine. Recent techniques employing wider angle imaging by digital holography and scattering lens microscopy allow superresolution to be achieved for subcellular and even in vivo, imaging without labeling. Nanodetection techniques are divided into four subcategories using contrast, phase, deconvolution, and nanomarkers. Contrast enhancement is illustrated by means of a polarized light-based technique and with strobed phase-contrast microscopy to reveal nanostructures. Very high sensitivity phase measurement using interference microscopy is shown to provide nanometric surface roughness measurement or to reveal internal nanometric structures. Finally, the use of nanomarkers is illustrated with stochastic fluorescence microscopy for mapping intracellular structures. We also present some of the future perspectives of optical nanoscopy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 23%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Master 3 7%
Professor 3 7%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 9 21%
Engineering 6 14%
Chemistry 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 10 23%

Attention Score in Context

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