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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6555–6562

Rotational and translational diffusion of copper oxide nanorods measured with holographic video microscopy

Fook Chiong Cheong and David G. Grier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6555-6562 (2010)

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We use holographic video microscopy to track the three-dimensional translational and rotational diffusion of copper oxide nanorods suspended in water. Rayleigh-Sommerfeld back-propagation of a single holographic snapshot yields a volumetric reconstruction of the nanorod’s optical scattering pattern, from which we estimate both its dimensions and also its instantaneous position and orientation. Analyzing a video sequence yields measurements of the freely diffusing nanorod’s dynamics, from which we estimate the technique’s resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2010
Published: March 15, 2010

Fook C. Cheong and David G. Grier, "Rotational and translational diffusion of copper oxide nanorods measured with holographic video microscopy," Opt. Express 18, 6555-6562 (2010)

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