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Nature. 1992 Dec 3;360(6403):493-5.

Making light work with optical tweezers.

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  • Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142.

Abstract

Microscopic objects, including biological material, can be remotely manipulated with tightly focused beams of infrared laser light. The use of optical traps, or 'optical tweezers', holds great promise for noninvasive micromanipulation and mechanical measurement in cell biology. Optical tweezers are the 'tractor beams' of today's technology.

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