The ultimate resolution of any imaging technique is limited to about the wavelength of the radiation which carries the information. For light, the wavelength is on the order of 500 nm. However, modern science demands information from samples at far higher resolution—in the limit, it would be ideal to image individual atomic positions in crystals, requiring a resolution of about 0.1 nm.
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