Friday, 25 February 2011

UCL sp2 Carbon Group

Phil is giving a talk to the UCL sp2 Carbon Group on 'Optical Trapping of Carbon Nanomaterials'

This talk will give a brief overview of our experimants on optical tweezers for trapping and maniplation of carbon nanomaterials, including nanotubes and graphene flakes.  It will start with a description of
the experimental techniques of opical trapping and back focal plane interferometry for paricle tracking, then present results on trapping, tracking and the analysis of Brownian motion of trapped carbon nanotube bundles and graphene flakes, including centre-of-mass and angluar fluctuations and driven rotations, and combined optical tweezers and Raman spectroscopy.


O. M. Maragò, F. Bonaccorso, R. Saija, G. Privitera, P. G. Gucciardi, M. A. Iatì, G. Calogero, P. H. Jones, F. Borghese, P. Denti, V. Nicolosi & A. C. Ferrari. 'Brownian motion of graphene', ACS Nano 4 7515-7523 (2010)
O. M. Maragò, R. Saija, F. Borghese, P. Denti, P. H. Jones, E. Messina, G. Compagnini, V. Amendola, M. Meneghetti, M. A. Iatì, and P. G. Gucciardi.  'Plasmon-enhanced optical trapping of metal nanoparticles: force calculations and light-driven rotations of nanoaggregates', Proc. SPIE Vol. 7762, 77622Z (2010)
P. H. Jones, F. Palmisano, F. Bonaccorso, P. G. Gucciardi, G. Calogero, A. C. Ferrari & O. M. Maragò.  'Rotation detection in light-driven nanorotors',  ACS Nano 3 3077-3084 (2009)
O. M. Maragò, P. H. Jones and A. C. Ferrari. 'A light touch on nanotubes: femtonewton force sensing and nanometric spatial resolution', SPIE newsroom, doi 10.1117/2.1200901.1475 (2009)
O. M. Maragò, P. H. Jones, F. Bonaccorso, V. Scardaci, P. G. Gucciardi, A. Rozhin, and A. C. Ferrari'Femtonewton Force Sensing with Optically Trapped Nanotubes', Nano Letters 8 3211-3216 (2008)
O. M. Maragò, P. G. Gucciardi, F. Bonaccorso, G. Calogero, V. Scardaci, A. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, P. H. Jones, R. Saija, F. Borghese, P. Denti & M. A. Iatì.  'Optical trapping of carbon nanotubes’, Physica E 40 2347-2351 (2008)

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