Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 31

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

48_51b/2009Inside Cover: Far-Field Nanodiagnostics of Solids with Visible Light by Spectrally Selective Imaging (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51/2009)

The spatial resolution of a microscope based on focusing optics is restricted by the Abbe diffraction limit. In their Communication on page 9747 ff., A. V. Naumov, J. Köhler, and co-workers show that far-field imaging and spectroscopy of a giant ensemble of single fluorescent molecules provides structural information about the polycrystalline sample on a nanometer length scale, which is well below the Abbe limit. The obtained image reveals clear correlations between the locations of the chromophores and their spectral properties.

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