Tracking single particle rotation: probing dynamics in four dimensions
Direct visualization and tracking of small particles at high spatial and temporal resolution provides a powerful approach to probing complex dynamics and interactions in chemical and biological processes. Analysis of the rotational dynamics of particles adds a new dimension of information that is otherwise impossible to obtain with conventional 3-D particle tracking. In this review, we survey recent advances in single-particle rotational tracking, with highlights on the rotational tracking of optically anisotropic Janus particles. Strengths and weaknesses of the various particle tracking methods, and their applications are discussed.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Emerging Investigators