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  •  Nature Communications 2023: Successful prediction of the Debye interaction at the molecular level using micro-sized colloidal particles

    A round of applause for Hyang Mi and Yong Woo, whose master's research has now been published as 1st authors in Nature Communications. Through the use of optical laser tweezers at the colloidal scale, we have measured dipole-induced interactions, and the resulting interparticle force's scaling behavior has been confirmed to perfectly align with that of the Debye interaction, the 2nd contribution to the van der Waals interactions.

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  • 2018 Nobel Prize winner in Physics - Arthur Ashkin, Bell Lab., "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems"

    "The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionised laser physics. Extremely small objects and incredibly rapid processes are now being seen in a new light. Advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications"

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