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Controlled three-dimensional manipulation of vanadium oxide nanotubes with optical tweezers

Hernández-Pozos, Jose Luis; Lee, Woei Ming; Vera-Robles, Liliana Irais; Campero, Antonio; Dholakia, Kishan


We present a direct nanotube-microsphere tagging technique for the controlled three-dimensional 3D manipulation and transportation of vanadium oxide nanotubes VOx-NTs with optical tweezers. The high scattering and absorptive nature of the VOx-NTs preclude the 3D optical trapping of such nanostructures. VOx-NTs are adhered to 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane functionalized silica microspheres, which act as handles for indirectly manipulating and transporting the nanotubes in three dimensions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.3039407


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