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We report a photothermal nanoblade that utilizes a metallic nanostructure to harvest laser pulse energy and convert it into a localized explosive vapor bubble, which rapidly punctures a lightly-contacting cell membrane via high-speed fluidic flows and induced transient shear stress. Integrating the metallic nanostructure with a micropipette, the nanoblade(More)
We report a photothermal nanoblade that utilizes a metallic nanostructure to harvest short laser pulse energy and convert it into a highly localized and specifically shaped explosive vapor bubble. Rapid bubble expansion and collapse punctures a lightly-contacting cell membrane via high-speed fluidic flows and induced transient shear stress. The membrane(More)
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