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|Title:||Tracking Nanoparticles in an Optical Microscope Using Caustics|
|Authors:||PATTERSON E.a.; WHELAN MAURICE|
|Citation:||NANOTECHNOLOGY vol. 19 p. 105502|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||An elegant method is proposed and demonstrated for tracking the location and movement of nanoparticles in an optical microscope using the optical phenomenon of caustics. A simple and reversible adjustment to the microscope generates caustics several orders of magnitude larger than the particles. The method offers a simple and relatively inexpensive method for visualizing such phenomena as the formation of self-assembled monolayers and the interaction of nanoparticles with chemically functionalized surfaces.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Health and Consumer Protection|
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