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  • Who: Lukas Novotny

  • What: Highest resolution optical image

  • Where: United States

The highest resolution image ever taken shows details smaller than 20 billionths of a metre across. Using a technique called near-field Raman scattering, a team led by Professor Lukas Novotny, University of Rochester, New York, USA, was able to image individual carbon nanotubes with visible light. The research was announced in March 2003.

 

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