MORE | Spring 2019

Non-invasive Cellular Detection Using the Photoacoustic Effect

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The photoacoustic effect occurs when a target absorbs a specific wavelength of light, resulting in thermal expansion and the production of subsequent pressure waves. This phenomenon can be used in a variety of biomedical applications with minimal impact on tissue samples. The objective of this work is to measure the photoacoustic effect from multiple cell types. This is significant because it establishes a method of non-invasive cellular detection.

Student researcher

Justin Richard Mieth

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Buffalo, New York, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2019