Nano-Material Manipulation and Structural Order Control with Optical Forces

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Nano-Material Manipulation and Structural Order Control with Optical Forces

The keywords of this project, "light" and "force", are familiar words in life. However, when these two words are combined, an unexpected and magical impression is born. Is it because the elements, when blended into everyday life, make us feel like creating something "extraordinary". The interesting and mysterious phenomenon: that light illuminating objects exerts force on them without contacting, that is, "optical force", fascinated the project members coming together from various research fields. The aim of the project is to realize science and technology which manipulates nano-materials selectively and directly with optical forces to create the desired structural order and function. In order to achieve this, experts in various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, engineering, etc. need to demonstrate synergistic effects beyond daily life.