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Thermo-plasmonic manipulation of living cyanobacteria on a gold nanostructure
Author(s): Shota Naka; Tatsuya Shoji; Yumi Wakisaka; Kei Murakoshi; Tadashi Mizoguchi; Hitoshi Tamiaki; Yasuyuki Tsuboi
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel manipulation technique for living cyanobacteria on a plasmonic substrate. Upon plasmon excitation, a local temperature around the excitation area was elevated, leading to a microbubble formation in water. Subsequently, living cyanobacteria were transported to the microbubble by a thermal convection. The cyanobacteria were permanently fixed on the area even after switching off the plasmon excitation. We found that about a half of the fixed cyanobacteria were alive. We succeeded in a micro-ring pattern of living cyanobacteria by the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2017
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 10252, Optical Manipulation Conference, 1025204 (18 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2276226
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Shota Naka, Osaka City Univ. (Japan)
Tatsuya Shoji, Osaka City Univ. (Japan)
Yumi Wakisaka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Kei Murakoshi, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Tadashi Mizoguchi, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
Hitoshi Tamiaki, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
Yasuyuki Tsuboi, Osaka City Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10252:
Optical Manipulation Conference
Takashige Omatsu, Editor(s)

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