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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Observation of dynamic subdomains in red blood cells
Author(s): Gabriel Popescu; Kamran Badizadegan; Ramachandra R. Dasari; Michael S. Feld

Paper Abstract

We quantify the nanoscale structure and low-frequency dynamics associated with live red blood cells. The membrane displacements are measured using quantitative phase images provided by Fourier phase microscopy, with an average path-length stability of 0.75 nm over 45 min. The results reveal the existence of dynamic, independent subdomains across the cells that fluctuate at various dominant frequencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2006
PDF: 3 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 11(4) 040503 doi: 10.1117/1.2221867
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 11, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriel Popescu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Kamran Badizadegan, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Ramachandra R. Dasari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Michael S. Feld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


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