'Acoustic tweezers' enable flexible on-chip manipulation and patterning of cells using standing surface acoustic waves (Image: Tony Jun Huang, Jinjie Shi, Penn State)
Dynamic patterning of polystyrene beads (diameter of 1.9μm) through "acoustic tweezers " technology
Dynamic patterning of bovine red blood cells (diameter of 5.8 micrometers) through 'acoustic tweezers'
Researchers from Penn State University have found a way to precisely manipulate tiny objects using sound rather than optical instruments with a quick, energy-effective and technologically-simple technique that could have important applications in the fields of nanotechnology and biological research.
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