24 October 2011 Near Field Nanoscopy

Single-molecule imaging of cell surfaces using near-field nanoscopy (artist's view)

Prof. María García-Parajo coauthors a review article on near-field nanoscopy. The review discusses recent advances in the field of near-field nanoscopy, including atomic force and near-field optical nanoscopy with a special emphasis on single molecule nanoscale imaging of cell surfaces. Quantitative nanoimaging as afforded by these techniques is shedding new light on the highly sophisticated functions of cell surfaces.

The paper has been published as an ASAP (as soon as publishable) item by Prof Peter Hinterdorfer from Linz University (Austria), Prof. Yves Dufrêne from Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium.), and ICREA Prof. María García-Parajo, leader at ICFO of the Single molecule biophotonics group.

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