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Daly S.;Mouras R.;Silien C.;Tofail S.
2016 September
Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices
Label free infrared nanoscopy: Impact on biology and medical devices
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2016 by Imperial College Press. This overview seeks to highlight those technologies which are poised at the forefront of functional, chemical and morphological imaging. Both labelled and label-free techniques are considered, with a particular emphasis on label-free, high resolution ambient imaging techniques. The analysis of the IR spectra of materials reveals a tell-tale 'fingerprint' of the molecule in terms of the absorption experienced in response to the vibrational frequency of bonds (functional groups) present. The novel employment of nonlinear (de-)excitation of materials in an effort to surpass the resolution limit imposed by diffraction is also addressed.
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