Light generated bubble for microparticle propulsion

I. Frenkel, A. Niv

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Light activated motion of micron-sized objects with exceptional effective forces (micro-Newtons) and unprecedented speed (~1 m/s) is demonstrated with propulsion generated by short lifetime micro vapor bubbles transforming accumulated heat to mechanical motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2017
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580279
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2017 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F43-CLEO_AT 2017
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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