Vascular journey and adhesion mechanics of micro-sized carriers in narrow capillaries.

  title={Vascular journey and adhesion mechanics of micro-sized carriers in narrow capillaries.},
  author={Alessandro Coclite},
  journal={Microvascular research},
  • A. Coclite
  • Published 25 June 2019
  • Physics, Materials Science, Medicine
  • Microvascular research
In this work a Lattice Boltzmann-Immersed Boundary method is used for predicting the dynamics of rigid and deformable adhesive micro-carriers (1 μm) navigating a capillary by the size of 10 μm with 20% hematocrit. Red cells and particles are modeled as a collection of mass-spring elements responding to a bending potential, an elastic potential and total enclosed area conservation constraint. Furthermore, particle surfaces are uniformly decorated with adhesive molecules (ligands) interacting… 
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