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Press Release 05-123

High-Tech Tool Maneuvers Microscopic Particles

Optical conveyor belt moves 15,000 micron-sized objects all at once

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Walls of light confine and transport tiny particles on an optical conveyor belt.

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Walls of light produced by a digital micro-mirror projector confine 20-micron polystyrene particles and transport them on an optical conveyor belt.

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Credit: Ming Wu, University of California, Berkeley

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