TITLE

Parallel trapping of multiwalled carbon nanotubes with optoelectronic tweezers

AUTHOR(S)
Pauzauskie, Peter J.; Jamshidi, Arash; Valley, Justin K.; Satcher Jr., Joe H.; Wu, Ming C.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/14/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 11, p113104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Here we report the use of optoelectronic tweezers and dynamic virtual electrodes to address multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with trap stiffness values of approximately 50 fN/μm. Both high-speed translation (>200 μm/s) of individual-MWCNTs and two-dimensional trapping of MWCNT ensembles are achieved using 100,000 times less optical power density than single beam laser tweezers. Modulating the virtual electrode’s intensity enables tuning of the MWCNT ensemble’s number density by an order of magnitude on the time scale of seconds promising a broad range of applications in MWCNT science and technology.
ACCESSION #
44292305

 

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