Soft probing with optical tweezers

9 octubre 2015

Researchers have developed a method for measuring soft, structured surfaces using optical forces. Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of light, heat, and moisture. They thus play a special role in nature and technology. Researchers have presented an ultra-soft surface scanning method based on an optical trap and optical forces. Microscopy methods like these make it possible to measure particularly sensitive and minuscule structures without destroying them.