A drop of optics

Optical microscopes are a valuable tool for any scientist. The basic way to make microscope lenses has been around since the 16th century. Now, by harnessing the natural shape of water droplets, ANU researcher Dr Steve Lee is has invented a new way to make microscope lenses that is compatible with the humble smart phone - transforming the field of microscopy. DR PHIL DOOLEY reports in the latest edition of ANU Reporter magazine.

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