Raman Tweezers for small microplastics and nano-plastics identification in seawater.

  title={Raman Tweezers for small microplastics and nano-plastics identification in seawater.},
  author={Raymond Gillibert and Gireeshkumar Balakrishnan and Quentin Deshoules and Morgan Tardivel and Alessandro Magazz{\`u} and Maria Grazia Donato and Onofrio Maria Marag{\`o} and Marc Lamy de la Chapelle and Florent Colas and Fabienne Lagarde and Pietro Giuseppe Gucciardi},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Our understanding of the fate and distribution of micro- and nano- plastics in the marine environ-ment is limited by the intrinsic difficulties of the techniques currently used for the detection, quanti-fication and chemical identification of small particles in liquid (light scattering, vibrational spectros-copies, optical and electron microscopies). Here we introduce Raman Tweezers (RTs), namely op-tical tweezers combined with Raman spectroscopy, as an analytical tool for the study of micro… 

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