Alex Small, associate professor of physics, has been published in the July 2012 issue of the journal Nature Methods. Part of the same publishing group as the journal Nature, this monthly journal is a prestigious publication that reviews new techniques in life science and chemistry.
Small’s article reviews two other features published in a special issue on biomedical imaging. His article focuses on superresolution, a family of techniques that enables imaging of cells with molecular-scale resolution. Employing this method to construct images of nanometer-sized structures enables scientists to overcome previous limitations to the resolution of an optical microscope, which had been thought for 130 years to be unable to see anything smaller than the wavelength of light.
The article is available on his website at https://sites.google.com/site/physicistatlarge/publications.
Small has both authored and co-authored articles for several other scientific publications, including Biophysical Journal and Biomedical Optics Express.