By Natan T. Shaked, Zeev Zalevsky, Lisa L Satterwhite
Written via major optical part microscopy specialists, this booklet is a accomplished connection with part microscopy and nanoscopy recommendations for biomedical functions, together with differential interference distinction (DIC) microscopy, part distinction microscopy, electronic holographic microscopy, optical coherence tomography, tomographic part microscopy, spectral-domain part detection, and nanoparticle utilization for section nanoscopy
The Editors exhibit biomedical and optical engineers tips on how to use part microscopy for visualizing unstained specimens, and help the theoretical assurance with utilized content material and examples on designing platforms and analyzing leads to bio- and nanoscience applications.
- Provides a entire review of the foundations and methods of optical part microscopy and nanoscopy with biomedical applications.
- Tips/advice on development platforms and dealing with complicated imaging biomedical options, together with interpretation of part photos, and methods for quantitative research in response to section microscopy.
- Interdisciplinary process that mixes optical engineering, nanotechnology, biology and clinical points of this subject. every one chapter includes sensible implementations and labored examples.
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