Three-dimensional particle tracking via bifocal imaging

Erdal Toprak, Hamza Balci, Benjamin H. Blehm, Paul R. Selvin

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Abstract

We introduce a bifocal imaging method that enables three-dimensional (3D) tracking of both fluorescent and nonfluorescent particles. We accomplish this by simultaneously imaging a focused plane, for in-plane position (x,y), and a defocused plane, for out-of-plane position (z), of a molecule using a single CCD camera. We applied our method to several systems including in vivo melanosome tracking and phagocytosed fluorescent bead tracking. We have achieved 2-5 nm accuracy with a 2-50 ms time resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2043-2045
Number of pages3
JournalNano Letters
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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Three-dimensional particle tracking via bifocal imaging. / Toprak, Erdal; Balci, Hamza; Blehm, Benjamin H.; Selvin, Paul R.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 7, No. 7, 07.2007, p. 2043-2045.

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Toprak, E, Balci, H, Blehm, BH & Selvin, PR 2007, 'Three-dimensional particle tracking via bifocal imaging', Nano Letters, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 2043-2045. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl0709120
Toprak, Erdal ; Balci, Hamza ; Blehm, Benjamin H. ; Selvin, Paul R. / Three-dimensional particle tracking via bifocal imaging. In: Nano Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 7, No. 7. pp. 2043-2045.
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