On the correction of errors in some multiple particle tracking experiments
Author(s)So, Peter T. C.; Rowlands, Christopher
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A common source of error in particle tracking experiments is identified, and a theoretical model for the magnitude of the error is offered. In many cases, the error is small, but in systems where only a few particles are being tracked, the measured mean squared displacement can be up to 50% smaller than the actual value. The theoretical model predictions are confirmed using numerical simulations and experimental observations of polystyrene microspheres in water.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biological Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Applied Physics Letters
Rowlands, Christopher J., and Peter T. C. So. “On the Correction of Errors in Some Multiple Particle Tracking Experiments.” Applied Physics Letters 102, no. 2 (January 14, 2013): 021913.
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