Optical Trap:WTP Drag

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Experiment Description

A two hour, interactive, optical trap demo that contains portions of calibration and characterization, culminating in the calculation of the drag coefficient for a sphere. A short E.coli demo is also run. This was designed by B. Hughey and D. Appleyard for the Women in Technology Program at MIT.

Lab Manual

Prelab given to students
File:WTP prelab optical trap.doc
Prelab key
File:WTP prelab key optical trap.doc
Lab Manual
File:WTP Protocol.pdf


Labview and Matlab files mentioned in lab manual.
File:WTP Files.zip