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Detecting the handedness of a single nanoparticle

Detecting the handedness of a single nanoparticle

Nature Communications

Stuttgart, 9. September 2020: Scientists from the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a new spectroscopic-microscope, which can be used to observe a single nanoparticle in real time. This enabled the first detection of a nanoparticle’s handedness while it is freely moving in solution. The results of their research paves the way for optical measurements with high detection sensitivities down to single molecules and in samples of ultra-low volumes.

Chiral Händigkeit Optische Messungen Spectroskopie-Mikroskop


pf Peer Fischer
Peer Fischer
Professor, University of Stuttgart<br/ >Max Planck Research Group Leader
pf Johannes Sachs
Johannes Sachs
Postdoctoral Researcher
pf Andrew Mark
Andrew Mark
PostDoc, Petzow Prize winner (2015), now Manager of Optical Engineering at Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Claudia Daefler
Public Relations, Equal Opportunity Officer Tübingen