Researchers successfully performed prolonged nanoscale optical imaging of micrometer-scale tungsten disulfide samples without signal degradation
Optical nano-imaging techniques find immense applications in nanotechnology for visualizing nanoscale defects in samples. However, it is challenging to image large micron-sized samples at nanoscale resolution owing to signal distortions resulting from unavoidable thermal and mechanical drifts of the system over time. Now, researchers from Japan have developed an ultrastable nano-imaging system that successfully detects unique nanoscale defects not observed in conventional nano-imaging in micron-scale tungsten disulfide samples, widening the technique’s scope to biological samples.
【Press release】Towards Stable,Sustained Raman Imaging of Large Samples at the Nanoscale (PDF 316KB)
About Dr. Ryo Kato
Ryo Kato is a designated assistant professor at the Institute of Post-LED Photonics in Tokushima University. He was part of the research team at the Nano Spectroscopy group at Osaka University. He is now in the research group at Tokushima University. His research interests include development of vibrational spectroscopy and imaging and plasmonic biosensing technologies using visible and infrared light. He can be reached at email@example.com