Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Nano-Photonics (Hillenbrand, Abteilung Molekulare Strukturbiologie, BMBF) (Dr. Tad Holak)
MPI für Biochemie, Martinsried
SummaryThis article describes an optical microscopy method with nanoscale resolution independent of the wavelength, based on atomic force microscopy, where a scanning tip is used for mechanical probing and for scattering optical near-fields. Operating at infrared frequencies, potential applications range from characterization of solid state surfaces to identification of single nanoparticles and macromolecules.