Solid immersion facilitates fluorescence microscopy with nanometer resolution and sub-ångström emitter localization
2012
Authors: Wildanger D, Patton BR, Schill H, Marseglia L, Hadden JP, Knauer S, Schönle A, Rarity JG, O'Brien JL, Hell SW, Smith JM
CellNetworks People: Hell Stefan
Journal: Adv Mater. 2012 Nov 20;24(44):OP309-13. doi: 10.1002/adma.201203033

Exploring the maximum spatial resolution achievable in far-field optical imaging, we show that applying solid immersion lenses (SIL) in stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy addresses single spins with a resolution down to 2.4 ± 0.3 nm and with a localization precision of 0.09 nm.