Optical Tweezers/3D Particle Tracking

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Optical tweezers and optical trapping systems. Nanooptics in Life Sciences. Using nanoparticles as a local sensor or probe.

OT-AFM setup on Zeiss

NanoTracker™ & NanoWizard® - The powerful Optical Tweezers & AFM Combination

Extending the force range from nanoNewtons to femtoNewtons

The OT-AFM Combi-System pairs the exceptional surface force measurement and imaging capabilities of AFM with the ability of optical tweezers to apply and measure smallest forces in 3D.

The unique combination of 3D positioning, detection, and manipulation provided by OT and the high-resolution imaging and surface property characterization of AFM opens up a whole new spectrum of applications.

NanoWizard® and NanoTracker™ team up – the perfect toolbox for imaging and force applications

The combined setup fulfills the highest demands on mechanical stability, flexibility, and modularity. A specially designed OT-AFM ConnectorStage™ is the key to combining any AFM of the NanoWizard® or CellHesion® family with the NanoTracker™ optical tweezers on a research-grade inverted optical microscope.


 

Key Features

  • Imaging, positioning, and manipulation experiments from single molecules to living cells
  • Measure forces in 2D and 3D, from 500fN to 10nN, on the same sample
  • Fully flexible and modular design, with the widest range of modes & accessories
  • Comprehensive integration with optical microscopy techniques such as TIRF or confocal
  • All NanoTracker™,  NanoWizard® /CellHesion® 200 systems can be combined to become a complete OT-AFM-platform
  • The ConnectorStage™ combines the AFM with the tweezers hardware on all major inverted optical microscopes from Zeiss, Nikon, Olympus, and Leica