Good Vibrations - Perspectives of CARS Microscopy in Life Science Research
The ability to see the cell’s molecular machinery at work has contributed immensely to our understanding of cellular functioning.
In recent years, new molecular imaging techniques, such as coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy (CARS), have been developed for rapid vibrational imaging of living cells. The intrinsic molecular vibrations leave specific fingerprints in the vibrational spectrum.
Eric Olaf Potma, Ph.D. 1 , Bernd Sägmüller, Dr. 2 1University of California, Irvine (UCI), Department of Chemistry, USA, 2Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, Germany