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Correcting a Trick of the Light Brings Molecules Into View
July 14, 2010
Secretary of Energy and former Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu led the development of a technique that enables the use of optical microscopy to image objects or the distance between them with resolutions as small as 0.5 nanometers--one-half of one billionth of a meter, or an order of magnitude smaller than the previous best. This super-resolution technique has the potential to revolutionize biological imaging, the secretary says.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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