Optical Conveyor Belt

30 Nov 2012

Members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit use optical nanofibers and lasers to trap plastic balls the size of human red blood cells on an ‘optical conveyor belt’. The group hopes to work with biologists at OIST to replace the plastic balls with real cells with the goal of developing better ways to sort mixtures of cells found in biological samples.  

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