Characterization of microparticles with driven optical tweezers

Wood, Tiffany A., Roberts, G. Seth, Eaimkhong, Sarayoot and Bartlett, Paul (2007) Characterization of microparticles with driven optical tweezers. Faraday Discussions, 137 319-333. doi:10.1039/b703994h

Author Wood, Tiffany A.
Roberts, G. Seth
Eaimkhong, Sarayoot
Bartlett, Paul
Title Characterization of microparticles with driven optical tweezers
Journal name Faraday Discussions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-6640
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/b703994h
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 137
Start page 319
End page 333
Total pages 15
Editor P. B. Davies
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Abstract We discuss how actively-driven optical tweezers may be used to characterize Brownian microparticles. Two experiments are described in detail. We follow the thermal fluctuations of a charged particle in an oscillatory electric field and demonstrate that charges as low as a few elementary charges can be measured accurately and reproducibly. Secondly, we measure the orientational dynamics of a trapped rotating droplet and use circular polarimetry within optical tweezers to determine in situ birefringence.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Paper presented at the "The Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Microparticles, University of Bristol, UK, 2-4 July 2007"

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