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Beyond the limit

Beating the diffraction limit of light is not a simple task. However, as reported at the recent Focus on Microscopy conference in Japan, solutions are being found.

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Won, R. Beyond the limit. Nature Photon 2, 338–339 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2008.91

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