Electromechanical forces acting on bio-membranes in external electric fields

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Abstract

Membranes of microorganisms stressed with electric field can be deformed and
ruptured due to unbalanced electro-mechanical forces. The paper provides an analytical analysis of the forces acting on bio-membranes in liquid and gaseous environment. This model can help in optimisation and further development of novel field and plasma based decontamination methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2015
Event22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 5 Jul 201510 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period5/07/1510/07/15

Keywords

  • bio-membranes
  • electro-mechanical stress
  • electric field

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