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Intracellular Dielectric Tagging for Improved Optical Manipulation of Mammalian Cells

Mthunzi, Patience; Lee, Woei Ming (Steve); Riches, Andrew Clive; Brown, C.T.A; Gunn-Moore, Frank J.; Dholakia, K

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Optical micromanipulation of transparent microparticles such as cellular materials relies upon the application of optical forces that are crucially dependent on the refractive index contrast between the particle and the surrounding medium. We briefly review the application of optical forces for cell manipulation and sorting, highlighting some of the key experiments over the last twenty years. We then introduce a new technique for enhancing the dielectric contrast of mammalian cells, which is a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36028
Source: IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2009.2031313

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