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Nanoparticles reveal their location via mirror SELFI – Phys.org

Can a mirror turn an orange into a doughnut? The answer is definitely no in the real (macro) world. But at the nanoscale, a mirror can turn an ‘orange’ shaped pattern…

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Can a mirror turn an orange into a doughnut? The answer is definitely no in the real (macro) world. But at the nanoscale, a mirror can turn an ‘orange’ shaped pattern into a ‘doughnut’ shaped pattern by overlapping the ‘orange’ with its reflected mirror image.
A team of researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has shown for the first time that fluorescent nanoparticles placed near a mirror generate unique patterns that can be used to pinpoint their location.
The researchers attribute…

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