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New Microscope is Handy, Quick ... and Flat

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JENA, Germany, May 23, 2011 — A very thin and fast microscope promises to change the way skin cancer is detected. Developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF), it provides a high-resolution image of skin areas of any size — and does so quickly enough that one can hold it without blurring the resulting picture. The microscope has a resolution of 5 μm. For comparable results, a conventional microscope would either be restricted to a tiny field or forced to scan the surface slowly across the skin’s surface point by point before combining the images to create a...Read full article

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