Force Spectroscopy with Optical and Magnetic Tweezers

  • Richard Conroy

Micromanipulation of individual cells and molecules is increasingly important for a wide range of biophysical research because, although ensemble biochemical analysis provides excellent qualitative and quantitative descriptions, it seldom describes phenomena at the molecular level. By observing the force spectroscopy of single molecules, the kinetics, mechanics, and variation of structure, function, and interactions can be fully explored to provide a more complete physiological picture.


Optical Tweezer Persistence Length Physical Review Letter Spatial Light Modulator Optical Trap 
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