Detection and Imaging of Single Molecules by Optical Near-Field Microscopy


  • Dr. Thomas Basché

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie der Universität, Sophienstrasse 11. D-80333 München (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (89) 590-2602
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Resolutions of λ/43 rather than λ/2 are achieved when surfaces are probed with optical near-field microscopy. Single molecules can thus be examined under ambient conditions and with low light intensity, an important requirement for the study of biomolecules.