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Optical Tweezers

  1. Apr 12, 2008 #1


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    I'm near graduating with a Bachelor's in Physics in the US.

    What schools would be the best for application and engineering of optical tweezers? I'm mostly interested in its applications to neurology.
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  3. Apr 14, 2008 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Optical tweezers are simply a technique- there's many published designes out there, so any PI could build one as they see fit. There's research on trapping as well, but I don't think that's really what you mean.

    If you want to perform research in a lab using optical tweezers for neurology, search the literature to find out who is doing that, and talk directly to them about working in their lab.

    I warn you, though- you are interested in something highly specialized, and this is a bad thing at your scientific career stage. Techniques come and go as fashion; it's better to get attached to a scientific problem.
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