Pulling or compressing a vesicle by force: solution to the bending energy model.

  • Jeff Z. Y. Chen
  • Published 2012 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…

Abstract

The shape transformation induced by pulling or compressing a vesicle along the symmetric axis is discussed in light of the numerical solution to the bending energy model with fixed enclosing volume and surface area. A complete phase diagram in terms of the external force and reduced vesicle volume is investigated. Some experimental observations are explained by the solution.

Cite this paper

@article{Chen2012PullingOC, title={Pulling or compressing a vesicle by force: solution to the bending energy model.}, author={Jeff Z. Y. Chen}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2012}, volume={85 6 Pt 1}, pages={061910} }