- Tran-Son-Tay, R. and Needham, D. and Hochmuth, R.M., Recovery of passive neutrophils after large deformation. Liquid drop model,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 20
pp. 421 - 424 .
(last updated on 2007/04/06)
The validity of the Neutonian liquid model as a description of the recovery of a neutrophil after large deformation is investigated. In the first part, we report the results of experiments in which cells are deformed from their resting spherical geometry, then released from this state and their progress of recovery is monitored. Holding times in the deformed state, before recovery is allowed to proceed, range from tenths of a second to tens of seconds. In the second part, a theoretical model for the recovery, after large deformation, of Newtonian liquid drops is presented.
Deformation;Newtonian liquids;Non Newtonian liquids;Elasticity;Blood;Biomechanics;Mechanical properties;Recovery;