Separation of microparticles suspended in a minichannel using laser radiation pressure.

@article{Zabetian2013SeparationOM,
  title={Separation of microparticles suspended in a minichannel using laser radiation pressure.},
  author={Mohammad Zabetian and Mohammad Said Saidi and Mohammad Behshad Shafii and Mohammad Hassan Saidi},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 20},
  pages={4950-8}
}
Optical separation, which is a contactless and accurate technique, has been mostly used to manipulate single particles. This work mainly aims to present an effective technique for optical propulsion and separation of a group of microscopic particles that are suspended in liquids. An experimental study is conducted to assess the effect of radiation pressure of a high-power laser on a dilute dispersion of microparticles in water using microscopic image analysis. Results of separation experiments… CONTINUE READING