- 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 2007/04/10)
The authors investigate the validity of the Newtonian liquid model as a description of the recovery of a neutrophil after large deformation. In the first part of this work the authors report on the results of experiements in which cells are deformed from their resting geometry then released from this state and their progress of recovery monitored. In the second part, a theoretical model for the recovery after large deformation of a Newtonian liquid drops is presented. It is shown that short holding times indicate that the Newtonian liquid element must be replaced by a Maxwell liquid element.
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