Interaction of red blood cells with arrays of laser-induced cavitation bubbles

Pedro A. Quinto-Su, Rory Dijkink, Firdaus Prabowo, Karthigayan Gunalan, Peter Rainer Preiser, Claus-Dieter Ohl

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We use a spatial light modulator (SLM) to simultaneously create several laser-induced cavitation bubbles. The geometry o the bubble array results in different flow patterns during the expansion and collapse of the bubbles. Hence, the induced
shear stresses that affect cells are also modified by the geometry. The events are imaged using strobe photography and high speed cameras. In particular we study the deformability of red blood cells due to the shear stresses, since RBC
deformability is a potential indicator for several diseases including malaria [1].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV2009
Subtitle of host publicationAugust 17-22, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-61782-642-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2009 - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 200922 Aug 2009
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2009
Abbreviated titleCAV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor


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