- Patton Group Research Group
Royal Society University Research Fellow
My research interests lie in exploiting properties of diamond that allow it to sense electric and magnetic fields. By optically imaging sub-100nm particles of diamond, I hope to use them as sensors for detecting the fields generated by living cells, particularly neurons.
In order to take advantage of the small size of the nanodiamond, I also use superresolution techniques to increase the precision with which we can determine the location of the nanodiamond. As the particles are embedded in living tissue, it will also be necessary to use adaptive optics methods to correct for the optical aberrations introduced by the tissue and which, uncorrected, would degrade the quality of the imaging.
Three-dimensional STED microscopy of aberrating tissue using dual adaptive optics.
Patton BR. et al, (2016), Opt Express, 24, 8862 - 8876
All-Optical Method for Characterizing Individual Fluorescent Nanodiamonds
Miles BT. et al, (2016), ACS Photonics, 3, 343 - 348
Adaptive optics for single molecule switching nanoscopy
Burke D. et al, (2015), Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, 2015-August
Aberrations and adaptive optics in super-resolution microscopy.
Booth M. et al, (2015), Microscopy (Oxf), 64, 251 - 261
Is phase-mask alignment aberrating your STED microscope?
Patton BR. et al, (2015), Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 3