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Super-resolution Molecular and Functional Imaging of Nanoscale Architectures in Life and Materials Science

Super-resolution (SR) fluorescence microscopy has been revolutionizing the way in which we investigate the structures, dynamics, and functions of a wide range of nanoscale systems. In this review, I describe the current state of various SR fluorescence microscopy techniques along with the latest developments of fluorophores and labeling for the SR microscopy. I discuss the applications of SR microscopy in the fields of life science and materials science with a special emphasis on quantitative molecular imaging and nanoscale functional imaging. These studies open new opportunities for unraveling the physical, chemical, and optical properties of a wide range of nanoscale architectures together with their nanostructures and will enable the development of new (bio-)nanotechnology.


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Super-resolution molecular and functional imaging of nanoscale architectures in life and materials science

Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2:20 (2014); doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2014.00020