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Statistical physics in an optically manipulated colloidal particle
Author(s): Giovanni Volpe
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Paper Abstract

Optically trapped Brownian particles move under the effect of both the random thermal motion and the deterministic optical forces. They can, therefore, be a very powerful tool to study statistical physics phenomena, relying both on the presence of a natural noisy background and on a finely controllable deterministic force field. Here we will take a closer look to a few of these phenomena and to the insights that optical manipulations techniques have permitted us to gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7762, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII, 776216 (28 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861383
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Giovanni Volpe, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung (Germany)
Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7762:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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