Next Article in Journal
Examination of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Uptake and Toxicity from Dietary Exposure: Tracking Movement and Impacts in the Gastrointestinal System
Previous Article in Journal
Crosslinked Carbon Nanotubes/Polyaniline Composites as a Pseudocapacitive Material with High Cycling Stability
Previous Article in Special Issue
Plasmonics Meets Biology through Optics
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Nanomaterials 2015, 5(2), 1048-1065; doi:10.3390/nano5021048

Origin and Future of Plasmonic Optical Tweezers

1
Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
2
Center for Nanotechnology, Materials Sciences, and Microsystems, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
3
Frontier Research Center on Fundamental and Applied Science of Matters, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
4
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Lorenzo Rosa
Received: 3 April 2015 / Revised: 28 May 2015 / Accepted: 4 June 2015 / Published: 12 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanophotonic Materials)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1357 KB, uploaded 17 June 2015]   |  

Abstract

Plasmonic optical tweezers can overcome the diffraction limits of conventional optical tweezers and enable the trapping of nanoscale objects. Extension of the trapping and manipulation of nanoscale objects with nanometer position precision opens up unprecedented opportunities for applications in the fields of biology, chemistry and statistical and atomic physics. Potential applications include direct molecular manipulation, lab-on-a-chip applications for viruses and vesicles and the study of nanoscale transport. This paper reviews the recent research progress and development bottlenecks and provides an overview of possible future directions in this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical tweezers; optical trapping; plasmonics; Brownian motion; nanomanipulation; surface plasmon; nanoplasmonics; near-field optics optical tweezers; optical trapping; plasmonics; Brownian motion; nanomanipulation; surface plasmon; nanoplasmonics; near-field optics
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Huang, J.-S.; Yang, Y.-T. Origin and Future of Plasmonic Optical Tweezers. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 1048-1065.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Nanomaterials EISSN 2079-4991 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top