Nine images of the tip of a ballpoint pen, which were combined into one 3D image
Lens inventors Lei Li (left) and Allen Yi
Engineers have created a single fixed lens that allows microscopes to capture three-dimensional images
(All photos courtesy Ohio State University)
Nine images of a micro drill bit, which were combined into one 3D image
Engineers from Ohio State University have developed what they say is the world’s first microscope lens capable of obtaining three-dimensional images. While 3D microscopy has already been achieved, it has previously required the use of multiple lenses, or of a single camera that moves around the object being imaged. The new device, however, is just a single lens that sits in place on an existing microscope.
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