Effective 3D viscoelasticity of red blood cells measured by diffraction phase microscopy

Abstract

We present optical measurements of nanoscale red blood cell fluctuations obtained by highly sensitive quantitative phase imaging. These spatio-temporal fluctuations are modeled in terms of the bulk viscoelastic response of the cell. Relating the displacement distribution to the storage and loss moduli of the bulk has the advantage of incorporating all… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/BOE.2.000485

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