Design of optical micromachines for use in biologically relevant environments

Philippa Kate Andrew, Daniel Fan, Allan Raudsepp, Matthew Lofroth, Urs Staufer, Martin A.K. Williams, Ebubekir Avci*

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Abstract

Advances in nanofabrication over the past twenty years have enabled the creation and use of ever-more interesting and useful micromachines. Optical micromachines are a particularly attractive subset of these for researchers in biological and soft-matter sciences, due to their potential to aid in optical tweezer studies of laser-sensitive samples. However, the development of multi-component micromachines is made difficult due to the dominance of surface forces at this scale, which is made all the more relevant in the high-salt concentrations used for biological studies. This study concerns the design of simple, first-class lever micromachines for use in environments with different salt concentrations, in an attempt to provide a guideline for design requirements of functional optical micromachines for use in physiological conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2020
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages2039-2045
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6794-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2020 - Boston, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20209 Jul 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/07/209/07/20

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