Welcome to the Undergraduate Optical Trapping Resource Site hosted by OpenWetWare!
- Provide supplementary material for the American Journal of Physics paper detailing construction of an optical trap for undergraduate use.
- Encourage the growth of a community of support for those working with optical traps as a teaching device.
The AJP Paper has been published!
American Journal of Physics, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 5–14, January 2007
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I have been invited to do a 30 minute talk at the January AAPT meeting covering the optical trap. We've made a few modifications to the design, tried some new labs, and had quite a few students use the trap in the past year. I'll post talk details as they come up. --dapple 17:55, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
Platform discussion at the BMES meeting in Chicago on Thursday, October 12 at 1:45pm during the Bringing Modern Technology into BME session. --dapple 19:46, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
Just returned from the AAPT meeting in Syracuse, NY. I had an excellent time and greatly enjoyed talking with everyone who stopped by the poster. If you stopped by and had further questions or a material request, please contact me at dapple [at] mit [dot] edu. Thanks again for the interest and the suggestions! If you are looking for the AFM information try: BE309 AFM Information --dapple 10:33, 26 July 2006 (EDT)
Working on the revisions for the paper. Re-submission should occur in the next few weeks. Still have a few kinks to iron out. --dapple 14:24, 29 June 2006 (EDT)
The AJP paper will be submitted in the upcoming week or two. If you are anxious to start building, please contact me about getting a draft version of the article. --dapple 22:53, 26 February 2006 (EST)