Enhanced collection efficiency of vesicles in a suspension by optical pressure using gold nanoparticles

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We developed a method to collect micro- and nano-vesicles on a glass substrate using the optical pressure of a laser beam. The laser beam was focused on the glass substrate which sandwiches a suspension containing micro- or nano-sized vesicles prepared by a phospholipid. The optical pressure generated at the interface of the medium and the vesicles accelerated the vesicles to form aggregates on the glass surface. Two types of glass substrates, hydrophilic and aminated ones, showed no difference in the adsorption property of the vesicles. Time to be required for collecting a certain amount of the vesicles was inversely proportional to the concentration of the vesicles. To enhance the collection efficiency, gold nanoparticles were added to the suspension of the vesicles. We found that gold nanoparticles reduced the collection time as short as 1/10-times.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Manipulation Conference
ISBN (Electronic)9781510619814
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventOptical Manipulation Conference 2018 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Apr 25 2018Apr 27 2018


OtherOptical Manipulation Conference 2018


  • Gold nanoparticle
  • Liposome
  • Optical pressure
  • Vesicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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