Complex dynamics of a bilamellar vesicle as a simple model for leukocytes

@article{Kaoui2013ComplexDO,
  title={Complex dynamics of a bilamellar vesicle as a simple model for leukocytes},
  author={B. Kaoui and Timm Kruger and J. Harting},
  journal={Soft Matter},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={8057-8061}
}
  • B. Kaoui, Timm Kruger, J. Harting
  • Published 2013
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Soft Matter
  • The influence of the internal structure of a biological cell (e.g., a leukocyte) on its dynamics and rheology is not yet fully understood. By using 2D numerical simulations of a bilamellar vesicle (BLV) consisting of two vesicles as a cell model, we find that increasing the size of the inner vesicle (mimicking the nucleus) triggers a tank-treading-to-tumbling transition. A new dynamical state is observed, the undulating motion: the BLV inclination with respect to the imposed flow oscillates… CONTINUE READING

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