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
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC43775
ISSN: 0957-4484
URI: stacks.iop.org/Nano/19/105502
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC43775
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/19/10/105502
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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