The “microscopic microscope” is so small as the tip of a finger. And despite operating without lenses has a power expansion similar to a high-quality optical microscope, say scientists from California Institute of Technology.
Most importantly, add researchers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA), is that it can be mass produced at an approximate cost of $ 10.
“The object is truly compact” says professor Changhuei Yang, who developed the device that has been called optofluidico microscope. “You can put a mobile phone and using only sunlight for illumination,” he adds.