Temperature measurements of optically trapped gold nanoshells

Brooke C. Hester, Gretchen K. Campbell, Kristian Helmerson, Ryan Huschka, Naomi J Halas

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We measure the temperature of an optically trapped gold nanoshell by tracking its Brownian motion. Single nanoshells are found to heat significantly, and this heating varies with trap wavelength and particle number.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2011
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781557529091
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2011 - Monterey, CA, United States of America
Duration: 4 Apr 20116 Apr 2011


ConferenceOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2011
CountryUnited States of America
CityMonterey, CA

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