Optical Tweezers in Colloid and Interface Science

David G. Grier

February 5, 1997


The controlled manipulation of matter with radiation pressure, otherwise known as optical trapping, has emerged as a powerful experimental tool in the physical sciences. This review highlights some recent developments in the technique and application of a particular trapping technique known colloquially as ``optical tweezers.'' Even though the theory of optical tweezer operation is still evolving, their use has provided exciting new insights into fundamental processes in colloid and interface science.

David G. Grier
Mon Feb 17 21:35:47 CST 1997