Catch and move--cut or fuse

Nature. 1994 Apr 14;368(6472):667-9. doi: 10.1038/368667a0.


Still almost unbelievable, but true: light exerts force. With these forces it is indeed possible to catch and move cells or small particles and microsurgically to process them without any mechanical contact. As if by magic, objects are moved via focused laser light.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cytological Techniques / instrumentation
  • Humans
  • Lasers*
  • Micromanipulation / instrumentation*
  • Reproductive Techniques / instrumentation