In the nano-aquarium: Infrared super-resolution microscopy of living cells

25 Nov 2021

Physicists at LMU have developed a method for visualizing chemical patterns on unstained living cells in the nanometer range.

Everybody likes gazing at fish in an aquarium and marveling at details such as their colorful skin patterns. In much the same way, physicists at LMU have now developed a sort of nano-aquarium for cells and bacteria. Equipped with their novel preparation method and a chemical nanoscope, they managed to visualize patterns in the chemical composition of living cells in their natural aqueous environment.


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