Mezić Research Group

Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Control Theory

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Trapping of nanoparticles and cold neutral atoms

Dr. Sophie Loire

I work on modeling the apparition of trapping of nano-sized particles using a combination of DEP, fluid flow (such as AC electroosmosis) and Brownian motion. I also study the trapping of cold neutral atoms in an electro-magnetic ring trap. I investigate the effect of time-dependency of the electric field on the dynamical behaviors of the particles in these two configurations and consider the optimization of these methods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 17:01