Colloidal crystals were analyzed using scanned optical tweezers for qualitative features of defect remediation. Optical tweezers were used to provide elastic strain in the thin colloidal crystal. This provided kinetic energy to the lattice without heating the surrounding fluid. This helps in analyzing energy barriers to defect deformation, barriers to crystal and viscoelastic properties of suspensions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry