18 June 2001 Ultrahigh-resolution multicolor colocalization of single fluorescent nanocrystals
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Proceedings Volume 4258, Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Surfaces: Novel Reporters with Biological Applications; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.430768
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
A new method for in vitro and possibly in vivo ultrahigh-resolution colocalization and distance measurement between biomolecules is described, based on semiconductor nanocrystal probes. This ruler bridges the gap between FRET and far-field (or near-field scanning optical microscope) imaging and has a dynamic range from few nanometers to tens of micrometers. The ruler is based on a stage-scanning confocal microscope that allows the simultaneous excitation and localization of the excitation point-spread-function (PSF) of various colors nanocrystals while maintaining perfect registry between the channels. Fit of the observed diffraction and photophysics-limited images of the PSFs with a two-dimensional Gaussian allows one to determine their position with nanometer accuracy. This new high-resolution tool opens new windows in various molecular, cell biology and biotechnology applications.
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Xavier Michalet, Xavier Michalet, Thilo D. Lacoste, Thilo D. Lacoste, Fabien Pinaud, Fabien Pinaud, Daniel S. Chemla, Daniel S. Chemla, A. Paul Alivisatos, A. Paul Alivisatos, Shimon Weiss, Shimon Weiss, } "Ultrahigh-resolution multicolor colocalization of single fluorescent nanocrystals", Proc. SPIE 4258, Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Surfaces: Novel Reporters with Biological Applications, (18 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.430768; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.430768

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