The views, information, or opinions expressed in the Industry News RSS feed belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDEX Health & Science and its employees.

    Doctoral Student Wins Nano Innovation Award for Highly Sensitive Microscope

    Article obtained from BioPhotonics RSS Feed.

    Thomas Hümmer, a doctoral student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU) Munich and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been awarded €6000 for developing a highly sensitive microscope that explores the optical properties of nano-objects. The Nano Innovation Award is given for best innovative doctoral thesis. Hümmer’s microscope uses two opposing mirrors whose light is reflected back and forth hundreds of thousands of times. If a nanoparticle is placed between the mirrors, its interaction with light will be strongly enhanced. This effect allows the detection of light absorption as weak as one photon in a million.

    Because one of the mirrors is the size of a human hair, a scanning microscope can be built that…

    Jul, 25 2019 |

    IDEX Health & Science is the global authority in fluidics and optics, bringing to life advanced optofluidic technologies with our products, people, and engineering expertise. Intelligent solutions for life.