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Optical trapping and stretching of lipid vesicles

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3 Author(s)
Tessa M. Piñόn ; University of California, Merced, California, School of Engineering, 95343, USA ; Linda S. Hirst ; Jay E. Sharping

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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2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)

Date of Conference:

6-11 May 2012