Tailored surfaces using optically manipulated colloidal particles

Mio, C. and Marr, D.W.M. (1999) Tailored surfaces using optically manipulated colloidal particles. Langmuir, 15(25), pp. 8565-8568. (doi: 10.1021/la990610g)

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Optical trapping techniques have been used extensively to manipulate biological objects and micrometer-sized colloids in a wide variety of investigations. We have used an extension of this technique, scanning laser optical trapping, to simultaneously trap multiple colloids in a designed pattern and have locked-in this artificially created structure through photopolymerization of the monomer-containing solvent. This technique can be used as a means of constructing templates for lithography or as a starting point for creation of larger three-dimensional colloidal structures.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mio, Dr Cristina
Authors: Mio, C., and Marr, D.W.M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:Langmuir
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1520-5827
Published Online:17 November 1999

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