Microscopic investigation of erythrocyte deformation dynamics.

  title={Microscopic investigation of erythrocyte deformation dynamics.},
  author={Rui Zhao and James F. Antaki and Tikeswar Naik and Timothy Bachman and Marina V. Kameneva and Zhongjun J Wu},
  volume={43 6},
The understanding of erythrocyte deformation under conditions of high shear stress and short exposure time is central to the study of hemorheology and hemolysis within prosthetic blood contacting devices. A combined computational and experimental microscopic study was conducted to investigate the erythrocyte deformation and its relation to transient stress fields. A microfluidic channel system with small channels fabricated using polydimethylsiloxane on the order of 100 mum was designed to… CONTINUE READING