Breaking Barriers: Atomic-Scale Optical Microscopy

Revolutionizing Imaging with Quantum Tunneling and Terahertz Light

11 mins
What is it about?

Science and Maths



Optical microscopy, a fundamental tool in scientific research, has been constrained by the diffraction limit since the 19th century, preventing the resolution of features smaller than about half the wavelength of light used. Despite innovations improving resolution to about 10 nanometers, surpassing this to achieve atomic-scale imaging has remained elusive.