Biomechanical Characterization of Human Red Blood Cells with Optical Tweezers


Youhua Tan and Dong Sun

City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China

Wenhao Huang

University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, China


8.1 Introduction

8.2 Cell Mechanical Modeling

8.3 Cell Manipulation with Optical Tweezers

8.3.1 Optical Tweezer System

8.3.2 Experimental Materials Preparation

8.3.3 Force Calibration

8.3.4 Robotic Manipulation of Microbeads

8.3.5 Optical Stretching of Human RBCs

8.4 Results and Discussion

8.5 Summary



Human red blood cells (RBCs) are essential for transportation of oxygen and carbon dioxide for human bodies The mechanical properties of cells are crucial to the exercise of normal cellular ...

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