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Camera Particle Tracking Technology Enhances Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers Jan 24, 2011

Camera Particle Tracking (CPT) now offered by Elliot Scientific laser tweezer systems. The Glasgow University developed technique enhances quantitative measurement capabilities of optical traps.

Laser tweezers are an invaluable tool for measuring and exerting picoNewton forces in the microscopic world.

Scientists, particularly those in biomedicine, are now able to perform important studies on single molecules, cells and colloids without inflicting damage.

Current systems can only measure the force exerted on one particle, but the CPT technology enables the collection of data from multiple particles at a higher rate. This will allow for:

• Trap calibration by thermal analysis.
• Improved trap stiffness measurements
• Multiple particle tracking within microfluidic channels
• Orbital angular momentum measurements
• Viscosity measurements at several points simultaneously

Elliot Scientific turnkey optical trapping systems work "straight out the box". Contact us now.


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