Light at work: The use of optical forces for particle manipulation, sorting, and analysis

Authors

  • Alexandr Jonáš,

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    1. Institute of Scientific Instruments of the AS CR, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    • Institute of Scientific Instruments of the AS CR, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Kralovopolska 147, 61264 Brno, Czech Republic Fax: +42-0541514402
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  • Pavel Zemánek

    1. Institute of Scientific Instruments of the AS CR, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
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Abstract

We review the combinations of optical micro-manipulation with other techniques and their classical and emerging applications to non-contact optical separation and sorting of micro- and nanoparticle suspensions, compositional and structural analysis of specimens, and quantification of force interactions at the microscopic scale. The review aims at inspiring researchers, especially those working outside the optical micro-manipulation field, to find new and interesting applications of these methods.

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