University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Optical control of metallic nanoparticles in microfluidics and living cells
Metallic nanoparticles have unique physical, chemical, and optical properties in comparison to bulk material. When irradiated by resonant light, the surface plasmons lead to a dramatic increase in absorption. The absorbed energy is dissipated as heat thus creating a localized heat gradient around the particle. We seek to uncover the interaction between light and metallic nanoparticles and utilize the effect for microfluidic and cellular control.
Lundbeck Foundation project ‘Active Nanoparticles’
Lundbeck Foundation center ‘Biomembranes in nanomedicine’
University of Copenhagen Excellence Center 8
WG2: Optical control in microfluidics