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Main research interests: STED microscopy and related concepts
Stefan Hell is a physicist. He pioneered breaking the diffraction barrier in a light microscope using conventional lenses. In 2014, he was honoured by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy” together with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner.
Pioneered breaking the diffraction barrier in a light microscope using conventional lenses
Invention and development of STED microscopy and related concepts
Discovered and demonstrated on-off switching of (fluorescence) signal as key mechanism for overcoming the diffraction resolution barrier.
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