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The Diffraction Barrier

Item number: 053
Item title: The Diffraction Barrier
Entry of the item into the inventory: 7 May 2017
Inventor(s) for this item: Possible Bodies

"the highest achievable point-to-point resolution that can be obtained with an optical microscope is governed by a fundamental set of physical laws that cannot be easily overcome by rational alternations in objective lens or aperture design. These resolution limitations are often referred to as the diffraction barrier, which restricts the ability of optical instruments to distinguish between two objects separated by a lateral distance less than approximately half the wavelength of light used to image the specimen."

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