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New Spectroscopy Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Bristol (Inhomogeneous and anisotropic particles in optical traps: Physical...

September 5, 2014



New Spectroscopy Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Bristol (Inhomogeneous and anisotropic particles in optical traps: Physical behaviour and applications)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Spectroscopy have been published. According to news reporting from Bristol, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Beyond the ubiquitous colloidal sphere, optical tweezers are capable of trapping myriad exotic particles with wildly varying geometries and compositions. This simple fact opens up numerous opportunities for micro-manipulation, directed assembly and characterization of novel nanostructures."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Bristol, "Furthermore, the mechanical properties of optical tweezers are transformed by their contents. For example, traps capable of measuring, or applying, femto-Newton scale forces with nanometric spatial resolution can be designed. Analogous, if not superior, angular sensitivity can be achieved, enabling the creation of exquisitely sensitive torque wrenches. These capacities, and others, lead to a multitude of novel applications in the meso- and nanosciences. In this article we review experimental and theoretical work on the relationship between particle geometry, composition and trap properties."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "A range of associated metrological techniques are discussed."

For more information on this research see: Inhomogeneous and anisotropic particles in optical traps: Physical behaviour and applications. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 2014;146():81-99. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/272)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.H. Simpson, University of Bristol, HH Wills Phys Lab, Bristol BS8 1TL, Avon, United Kingdom (see also Spectroscopy).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Bristol, Spectroscopy, United Kingdom

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