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Optical Nanoscopy

ISSN: 2192-2853 (Online)


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Optical Nanoscopy will cease to be published by SpringerOpen as of December 31, 2015. SpringerOpen will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Optical Nanoscopy during its time with SpringerOpen will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website (


Optical Nanoscopy is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It is devoted to the rapid dissemination of original works on principles, development, and applications of optical imaging with spatial resolution substantially better than half the wavelength of light. The journal has an emphasis on far-field optical approaches with resolution at the nanometer scale, as well as on advancements of near-field optical microscopy.

Optical Nanoscopy is interdisciplinary, encompassing all aspects of optical nanoscopy, including theory and novel concepts of subdiffraction resolution imaging, experimental demonstration of novel concepts, major developmental progress, the improvement of the chemistry of fluorophores and labels including fluorescent and switchable molecules, fluorescent proteins or Q-dots, and applications to any field in science, in particular, biology, medicine, and the material sciences. Example topics include the principles, developments, and applications of nanoscopy concepts known as STED, PALM, STORM, GSDIM, SSIM, RESOLFT, PAINT, SOFI, etc. as well as SNOM/NSOM and other emerging concepts.

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