Optical Trap

Known as: Tweezer, Optical, Laser Tweezers, Trapping, Optical 
A method utilized for the non-mechanical manipulation of nanoparticles. Small transparent objects can be isolated or fixed using focused laser light… (More)
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Review
2008
Review
2008
Single-molecule force spectroscopy has emerged as a powerful tool to investigate the forces and motions associated with… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Optical trapping is an increasingly important technique for controlling and probing the structure of matter at length scales… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Optical tweezers (infrared laser-based optical traps) have emerged as a powerful tool in molecular and cell biology. However… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Force-extension (F-x) relationships were measured for single molecules of DNA under a variety of buffer conditions, using an… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
We combined a single-beam gradient optical trap with a high-resolution photodiode position detector to show that an optical trap… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Metallic objects reflect light and have generally been considered poor candidates for optical traps, particularly with optical… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Do biological motors move with regular steps? To address this question, we constructed instrumentation with the spatial and… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
KINESIN, a mechanoenzyme that couples ATP hydrolysis to movement along microtubules, is thought to power vesicle transport and… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
Use of optical traps for the manipulation of biological particles was recently proposed, and initial observations of laser… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Optical trapping of dielectric particles by a single-beam gradient force trap was demonstrated for the first reported time. This… (More)
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