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Dynamic Force Measurement at the Microgram Level, with Application to Myofibrils of Striated Muscle

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2 Author(s)
Thorson, John ; Department of Zoology, Oxford University, Oxford, England. ; White, D.C.S.

We describe a system for measurement of the dynamic mechanical properties of small bundles of myofibrils of muscle. Underwater fiber-optic sensing of tension via displacement of a quartz beam has been accomplished with a noise level of about 100 nanoNewtons in a bandwidth of 1 to 40 Hz.

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Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:BME-22 ,  Issue: 4 )