Hybrid Techniquesand Multipurpose Microscopes

  • Bernard Cretin
  • Pascal Vairac
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 107)


In this Chapter we discuss microscopes able to achieve submicron resolution using thermoelastic effects. Section 1 reviews the physical effects that can be exploited, while Sect. 2 uses a 3D model to illustrate the main features of this kind of microscopy, describing the phenomenon of super-resolution common to all near-field imaging techniques. Section 3 then discusses several hybrid microscopes and Sect. 4 describes the prospects for a technique that is still in its infancy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Cretin
    • 1
  • Pascal Vairac
    • 1
  1. 1.Department LPMOFEMTO-ST InstituteBesançon Cedex

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