A terahertz nanoscope

P. Planken

Nature 456, p.454 (2008)
Replacing the 'micro' in microscope with 'nano', and using invisible light instead of visible, won't give scientists an instrument that can image nanostructures — unless they first beat the system's diffraction limit. It requires a bit of imagination to think about using invisible light to look at an object of nanometre dimensions. Yet this is precisely what Huber and co-workers have done in a study described in Nano Letters.