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Optical trapping and stretching of lipid vesicles

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3 Author(s)
Pinon, T.M. ; Sch. of Eng., Univ. of California, Merced, CA, USA ; Hirst, L.S. ; Sharping, J.E.

We demonstrate a dual-beam fiber trap for optically stretching lipid vesicles encapsulated with poly(ethylene glycol) polymer solution. Vesicle deformations exhibit ranges of linear and non-linear response for applied peak stresses of ~7-60 mN/m2.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2012 Conference on

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6-11 May 2012