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Firstly I will introduce briefly myself and my previous research experience in Italy and Japan. Then I will give a very basic introduction on what is a Scanning Near field Optical Microscope. I will state some advantages and disadvantages comparing the system to other SPMs like AFM and STM.
Also, I will give some details concerning some instrumental techniques to achieve better performances from a Near field system and I will
briefly address the problem of the fabrication of the optical probe.
Then I will introduce some research ideas in the field of life science
that can be performed by Near field optical systems : analysis of the
dynamic of live biosamples, study of the internal activities of neurons
in culture, investigation of biological optical detectors (simple retina
tissue) with two optical probes.
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