Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Pushing the envelope of magnetic tweezer resolution
by Lansdorp, Bob, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015, 158; 10103559
Abstract (Summary)

The magnetic tweezer is a single molecule instrument that can measure the extension of biomolecules by tracking tethered probe particles. Due to its experimental simplicity and ability to apply a constant external force to probe particles, the magnetic tweezer is ideally suited to measuring single molecule dynamics under applied tension. In this thesis, I push the resolution of magnetic tweezers to angstrom spatial resolution by using a high-speed camera which can achieve more than 10 kHz temporal resolution. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Saleh, Omar A.
Commitee: Israelachvili, Jacob N., Lipman, Everett A., Safinya, Cyrus R.
School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Department: Materials
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 77/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Optics, Biophysics
Keywords: Particle tracking
Publication Number: 10103559
ISBN: 978-1-339-67125-3
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