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Optical Trapping Applications
Vancouver Canada
April 26-30, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-871-1
Biophotonics Applications (OTuA)

Optical Manipulation of Femtoliter Aqueous Droplets for Nanochemistry Applications

Ana Jofre, Ben Faulk, and Jason Case


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We control and observe femtoliter volume reactions within aqueous nanodroplets. Chemical reagents sequestered in the nanodroplets mix when the nanodroplets are fused via optical manipulation. The subsequent reaction is probed by means of fluorescence excitation.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

A. Jofre, B. Faulk, and J. Case, "Optical Manipulation of Femtoliter Aqueous Droplets for Nanochemistry Applications," in Advances in Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OTuA1.

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