Special Issue "Optical Trapping and Manipulation From Fundamentals to Applications, Volume II"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Philip Jones
Guest Editor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: optical tweezers, optical binding, singular optics, biophysics
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Dr. Daniel R. Burnham
Guest Editor
The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT, UK
Interests: optical tweezers, DNA replication, biophysics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of our previous Special Issue in 2019, we are pleased to announce a further Special Issue of Micromachines dedicated to the latest research in optical trapping, to be titled “Optical Trapping and Manipulation: From Fundamentals to Applications, Volume II” and scheduled for publication in 2020 and 2021.

In recognition of the broad impact of optical manipulation techniques across disciplines, the Special Issue welcomes contributions on all aspects of optical trapping and manipulation. These may comprise both theoretical and experimental studies, and applications of optical manipulation methods in fields including (but not limited to) single-molecule biophysics, cell biology, nanotechnology, atmospheric chemistry, and fundamental optics are particularly welcome to showcase the breadth of the current research.

The Special Issue will accept diverse forms of contributions, including research papers, short communications, methods, and review articles that represent the state-of-the-art in optical trapping.

Prof. Philip Jones
Dr. Daniel R. Burnham
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Optical tweezers
  • Optical trapping
  • Optical manipulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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