Visual motion analysis of nanoplatforms flow under an external magnetic field

A. Nakhmani*, L. Etgar, A. Tannenbaum, E. Lifshitz, R. Tannenbaum

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Abstract

We describe a visual tracking algorithm for nanoplat-form motion analysis, where computer vision and image processing techniques are used as the essential enabling tools for the modeling and design of nanostructure systems. The proposed algorithm robustly tracks multiple nanoplatforms despite their frequent disappearance, Brownian motion, and cluttered low contrast imagery. We have studied quantitative relationships between nano-platform sizes, fluid flow rate and viscosity, external magnetic field strength and their effects on the trajectories. With a visual analysis graphical user interface developed for this project, we have explored the nano-structures, consisting of fluorescent PbSe quantum dots coupled with magnetic γ- Fe2O3 nanoparticles in fluids mimicking the viscosity of the bloodstream. Based on the present work, it may be possible to develop nanoplatforms to be utilized for the simultaneous identification, mapping, targeting and destruction of cancer cells.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationNanotechnology 2010
Subtitle of host publicationElectronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Pages504-507
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201024 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameNanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceNanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period21/06/1024/06/10

Keywords

  • Nanoplatforms
  • Trajectory exploration
  • Velocimetry
  • Visual tracking

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