Vesicles and red blood cells in shear flow

  • Abkarian M
  • Viallat A
  • Mohandas N
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Abstract

We describe the similarities and the specificities of the behaviour of individual soft particles, namely, drops, lipid vesicles and red blood cells subjected to a shear flow. We highlight that their motion depends in a non-trivial way on the particle mechanical properties. We detail the effect of the presence of a wall with or without wall-particle attractive interaction from a biological perspective.

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Authors

  • Manouk Abkarian

  • Annie Viallat

  • N. Mohandas

  • E. Evans

  • S. Keller

  • R. Skalak

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