Laser interferometer measurement of changes in crayfish axon diameter concurrent with action potential.

@article{Hill1977LaserIM,
  title={Laser interferometer measurement of changes in crayfish axon diameter concurrent with action potential.},
  author={Bruce C. Hill and Eva Schubert and M A Nokes and R P Michelson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={196 4288},
  pages={426-8}
}
Small rapid changes in the diameter of an axon takes place when an action potential progresses along the axon. In the giant axon of the crayfish these occur within a period of about 1 millisecond and are typically about 18 angstroms in total amplitude. 

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