Shape of red blood cells in contact with artificial surfaces
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

The phenomenon of physical contact between red blood cells and artificial surfaces is considered. A fully three-dimensional mathematical model of a bilayer membrane in contact with an artificial surface is presented. Numerical results for the different geometries and adhesion intensities are found to be in agreement with experimentally observed geometries obtained by means of digital holographic microscopy.


Artificial surfaces

Helfrich functional


Red blood cells


Richards Grzhibovskis

Universitat des Saarlandes

Elisabeth Krämer

Universitat des Saarlandes

Ingolf Bernhardt

Universitat des Saarlandes

Björn Kemper

Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster

Carl Zandén

Elektronikmaterial och system

Nikolay V. Repin

Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine

Bogdan V. Tkachuk

Nacionalnij Tehnicnij Universytet Kharkivskij Polytehnicnij Institut

Marina Voinova

Elektronikmaterial och system

European Biophysics Journal

0175-7571 (ISSN) 1432-1017 (eISSN)

Vol. 46 141-148


Bioteknisk apparatteknik