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Title: Patterning of graphene oxide with optoelectronic tweezers

Abstract

Optoelectronic tweezers (OET) offer a means for parallel trapping and dynamic manipulation of micro-scale particles using low-intensity light. Such capabilities can facilitate the formation of bulk materials with a precisely tailored microstructure. Here, we report the use of OET to vertically align, trap, and reposition sheets of graphene oxide (GO) in liquids, paving the way for textured and patterned graphene macroassemblies that could offer superior performance for applications in energy storage, catalysis, and electronic devices. Trapping can be achieved with low-power light from inexpensive digital projectors and diode lasers, making it simple for users to create and apply patterns while avoiding undesirable photothermal heating effects. To give users a quantitative idea of trap stiffness, we also present a theoretical framework for predicting the maximum achievable speed of a GO platelet in an OET trap.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. University of Washington
  2. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  3. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (MAIN CAMPUS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1598847
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-138997
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 113; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lim, Matthew B., Felsted, Robert G., Zhou, Xuezhe, Smith, Bennett E., and Pauzauskie, Peter. Patterning of graphene oxide with optoelectronic tweezers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5025225.
Lim, Matthew B., Felsted, Robert G., Zhou, Xuezhe, Smith, Bennett E., & Pauzauskie, Peter. Patterning of graphene oxide with optoelectronic tweezers. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5025225.
Lim, Matthew B., Felsted, Robert G., Zhou, Xuezhe, Smith, Bennett E., and Pauzauskie, Peter. Mon . "Patterning of graphene oxide with optoelectronic tweezers". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5025225.
@article{osti_1598847,
title = {Patterning of graphene oxide with optoelectronic tweezers},
author = {Lim, Matthew B. and Felsted, Robert G. and Zhou, Xuezhe and Smith, Bennett E. and Pauzauskie, Peter},
abstractNote = {Optoelectronic tweezers (OET) offer a means for parallel trapping and dynamic manipulation of micro-scale particles using low-intensity light. Such capabilities can facilitate the formation of bulk materials with a precisely tailored microstructure. Here, we report the use of OET to vertically align, trap, and reposition sheets of graphene oxide (GO) in liquids, paving the way for textured and patterned graphene macroassemblies that could offer superior performance for applications in energy storage, catalysis, and electronic devices. Trapping can be achieved with low-power light from inexpensive digital projectors and diode lasers, making it simple for users to create and apply patterns while avoiding undesirable photothermal heating effects. To give users a quantitative idea of trap stiffness, we also present a theoretical framework for predicting the maximum achievable speed of a GO platelet in an OET trap.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5025225},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 3,
volume = 113,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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