On-demand sample delivery article highlighted in "Applied Physics Letters"

An article on the on-demand sample delivery and protein crystallography using the airborne acoustic levitation, published by the team of scientist led by S. Tsujino (MG group, BIO) and T. Tomizaki (MX group, PSD), has been selected in a collection of articles  for the technology and application of acoustic tweezers (ATZ) published in Applied Physics Letters. The collection highlights the recent intensifying research on the application of ATZ for non-invasive manipulation of small particles cellular biology experiments.

Schematic of the single-axis acoustic levitator and the acoustic radiation pressure distribution therein.
On-demand loading to the acoustic levitator.