# Super-resolution Methods

The resolution of conventional light microscopes (wide-field/confocal microscopes) is limited by the diffraction of light. On a practical level this is generally understood to set a theoretical limit for the horizontal resolution of a light microscope with a good objective to approximately half the wavelength of light used (so ca. 250 nm in green, 350 nm in deep red).

According to this interpretation of super-resolution the methods available at BIU are: