Probing Mechanical Properties in Biology Using Brillouin Microscopy.


Advanced Microscopy Facility, Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities, Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Dr Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: [Email]


Brillouin microscopy can be used to map the mechanical properties of samples in a noncontact and label-free manner, with potential applications in cell biology. Here, we provide an overview of the underlying principles and technology as well as the current challenges and outlook.


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