Measuring Fluid Properties on a Microscopic Scale Using Optically Trapped Microprobes. Mark Cronin-Golomb Biomedical Engineering Tufts University. With the help of:. Boaz Nemet Yossef Shabtai Lisa Goel at Tufts University Tayyaba Hasan Paal Selbo
Measuring Fluid Properties on a Microscopic Scale Using Optically Trapped Microprobes
at Tufts University
at Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, MGH
M.T. Valentine, L.E. Dewalt & H.D. OuYang, “Forces on a colloidal particle in a polymer solution: A study using optical tweezers.” Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter8, 9477-9482 (1996).
x: trap positiong: viscous drag
k: tweezer spring constant a: amplitude of trap oscillation
w: frequency of trap oscillation L(t): Brownian forcing function
Harmonic phase (deg)
Harmonic amplitude (a.u)
Relative Position Detection
Absolute Position Detection
New microfluidic devices are being constantly developed. Their fluid dynamics need to be understood.
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Comparison of tweezer and video velocity measurement
Note offset induced by Brownian motion of probe bead
Flow scale bar mm / sec
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PDT, used as clinical cancer therapy worldwide, is a method in which photosensitizers (PS) are administered to tumor cells and are activated by light at the appropriate wavelength, where a combination of light, oxygen, and PS are toxic to tumors.
Tayyaba Hassan and Paal Selbo, Wellman Lab MGH
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