Permanent 3D microstructures in a polymeric host created using holographic optical tweezers

Jordan, P., Clare, H., Flendrig, L., Leach, J., Cooper, J. and Padgett, M. (2004) Permanent 3D microstructures in a polymeric host created using holographic optical tweezers. Journal of Modern Optics, 51(5), pp. 627-632. (doi:10.1080/09500340310001625768)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500340310001625768

Abstract

Permanent 3D microstructures are created within a gel using holographic optical tweezers. The micron-sized particles are arranged in a precise geometry within an appropriate liquid, and become fixed in position upon polymerisation of the surrounding media. The flexibility of the holographic approach enables any structural arrangement to be produced, dependent upon application. We demonstrate the technique by creating structures within a biocompatible host, enabling future applications in biotechnology.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Jordan, P., Clare, H., Flendrig, L., Leach, J., Cooper, J., and Padgett, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Modern Optics
ISSN:0950-0340

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