Lights, action: optical tweezers


Optical tweezers were ®rst realized 15 years ago by Arthur Ashkin and co-workers at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. Since that time there has been a steady stream of developments and applications , particularly in the biologica l ®eld. In the last 5 years the ̄ow of work using optical tweezers has increased signi®cantly, and it seems as if they are set to… (More)


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