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Physics Nobel Prize 2018 on optical tweezers

One half of  the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” see more here.

Doctoral dissertations


  • Hanhijärvi, K. J., Ziedaite, G., Bamford, D. H., Hæggström, E., & Poranen, M. M. (2017). Single-molecule measurements of viral ssRNA packaging. RNA23(1), 119-129.
  • Ojala, H., Ziedaite, G., Wallin, A. E., Bamford, D. H., & Hæggström, E. (2014). Optical tweezers reveal force plateau and internal friction in PEG-induced DNA condensation. European Biophysics Journal43(2-3), 71-79.
  • Wallin, A. E., Ojala, H., Ziedaite, G., & Hæggström, E. (2011). Dual-trap optical tweezers with real-time force clamp control. Review of Scientific Instruments82(8), 083102.
  • Wallin, A. E., Ojala, H., Hæggström, E., & Tuma, R. (2008). Stiffer optical tweezers through real-time feedback control. Applied Physics Letters92(22), 224104.