An integrated micron-resolution particle image velocimeter/optical tweezers (μPIVOT) for microenvironment investigations

James K. Lingwood, Nathalie Nève, Sean S. Kohles, Derek C. Tretheway

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Abstract

A novel instrument has been developed (μPIVOT) to manipulate and characterize the mechanical environment in and around microscale objects by integrating two laser-based techniques: micron-resolution particle image velocimetry (μPIV) and optical tweezers (OT). While the μPIVOT enables a new realm of microscale studies, it still maintains the individual capabilities of each optical technique. Ongoing investigations will provide a unique perspective towards understanding microscale phenomena including cell biomechanics, non-Newtonian fluid flow, and single particle or particle-particle hydrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
Pages835-838
Number of pages4
StatePublished - May 30 2008
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume11 PART B

Other

OtherASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Lingwood, J. K., Nève, N., Kohles, S. S., & Tretheway, D. C. (2008). An integrated micron-resolution particle image velocimeter/optical tweezers (μPIVOT) for microenvironment investigations. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 (pp. 835-838). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 11 PART B).