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1. (WO2017034484) MEMBRANE FOR RETAINING A MICROSPHERE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034484    International Application No.:    PCT/SG2016/050415
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 21/00
B81B 3/00
G02B 3/00
Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Inventors: HONG, Minghui
ZHOU, Rui
WU, Mengxue
HUANG, Binjie
Title: MEMBRANE FOR RETAINING A MICROSPHERE
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a novel optical nano-imaging scheme by using a transparent particle as an optical lens in order to achieve super-resolution nano-imaging. In particular, the present invention relates to a membrane for retaining a microsphere. The present invention relates to the membrane, and its application in super-resolution nano-imaging. In an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a membrane having a first surface and a second surface, the first and second surfaces oppose each other, the membrane comprising: (a) an opening penetrating through the membrane and is sized to retain a microsphere, wherein the opening is tapered, the size of the opening on the first surface is larger than the size of the opening on the second surface.