DURIP: Super-Resolution Module for Confocal Microscopy of Reconfigurable Matter
Final rept. 1 Sep 2012-31 May 2014
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
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This project acquired an instrument module for super-resolution confocal microscopy imaging of reconfigurable colloids. During the project the different methods and instruments available for super-resolution microscopy was evaluated against the needs of colloidal assembly and soft matter science. The techniques and instruments evaluated were stimulated emission depletion microscopy STED, stimulated illumination microscopy SIM, and photoactivated localization microscopy PALM. Our evaluation determined that the SIM method is currently the super-resolution method most compatible with our group s needs in soft-matter assembly. Furthermore, demonstration testing established that the performance of commercially available SIM modules were significantly better than the currently best available resolution of confocal microscopy.
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy