Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE200100074 [ 2020-05-01 - 2023-07-14 ]

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Researchers: Dr Fan Wang (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Nanoscale laser cooling in physiological environment. By developing fluorescence pattern-based 3D motion-detection technology in optical tweezers, this project aims to reveal how to achieve nanoscale laser cooling in physiological media. It plans to discover new mechanisms of cooling associated with surface phonons and energy looping in optically trapped lanthanide-doped nanoparticles. Key expected outcomes are technology and a toolset to create interaction between cooled nanoscale objects and biological samples. These are expected to create a research area of biological laser refrigeration, enabling intracellular organelles cooling, nanoscale membrane disruption and high sensitivity force-sensing for integrin study for use in single-molecule biophysics and multimodality subcellular sensing.

Funding Amount $418,210

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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