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dc.contributor.authorMaragò, O. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, P. H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGucciardi, P. G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVolpe, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFerrari, A. C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T13:49:43Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T13:49:43Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn1748-3387
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/38166
dc.description.abstractOptical trapping and manipulation of micrometre-sized particles was first reported in 1970. Since then, it has been successfully implemented in two size ranges: the subnanometre scale, where light-matter mechanical coupling enables cooling of atoms, ions and molecules, and the micrometre scale, where the momentum transfer resulting from light scattering allows manipulation of microscopic objects such as cells. But it has been difficult to apply these techniques to the intermediate-nanoscale-range that includes structures such as quantum dots, nanowires, nanotubes, graphene and two-dimensional crystals, all of crucial importance for nanomaterials-based applications. Recently, however, several new approaches have been developed and demonstrated for trapping plasmonic nanoparticles, semiconductor nanowires and carbon nanostructures. Here we review the state-of-the-art in optical trapping at the nanoscale, with an emphasis on some of the most promising advances, such as controlled manipulation and assembly of individual and multiple nanostructures, force measurement with femtonewton resolution, and biosensors.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleNature Nanotechnologyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2013.208en_US
dc.titleOptical trapping and manipulation of nanostructuresen_US
dc.typeReviewen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.citation.spage807en_US
dc.citation.epage819en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber8en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber11en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nnano.2013.208en_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US


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