24 April 2018 Optical trapping of gold and semiconductor nanoparticles at oil-water interfaces with a focused near-infrared laser beam
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Proceedings Volume 10712, Optical Manipulation Conference; 1071209 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2319571
Event: SPIE Structured Light, 2018, Yokohama, Japan
Abstract
A tightly focused laser beam exerts optical force on nanoparticles dispersed in an aqueous solution, leading to an optical trapping of them at the focal point. Recently, we have developed plasmonic optical tweezers for soft nano-matters such as DNA, thermoresponsive polymer chains, and dye aggregates. We observed the interested trapping behaviors of the soft nanomaterials on such liquid-solid interfaces. Our attention is paid to such optical trapping of them on interfaces because optical force strongly depends on the dielectric constant of the surrounding medium. In the present study, we demonstrated that optical trapping of quantum dots and octahedral gold nanocrystals at water-oil interface. Dark-field microscopy was a powerful tool to observe the trapping behaviors of the gold nanoparticles, while fluorescence microscopy was used for the observations of the quantum dots.
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Tatsuya Shoji, Tatsuya Shoji, Shota Naka, Shota Naka, Seiya Koyama, Seiya Koyama, Tatsuya Kameyama, Tatsuya Kameyama, Tsukasa Torimoto, Tsukasa Torimoto, Yasuyuki Tsuboi, Yasuyuki Tsuboi, } "Optical trapping of gold and semiconductor nanoparticles at oil-water interfaces with a focused near-infrared laser beam", Proc. SPIE 10712, Optical Manipulation Conference, 1071209 (24 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2319571; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2319571
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