Deformation of phospholipid vesicles in the optical stretcher

A new Optical Stretcher related publication in Soft Matter comes from Ulysse Delabre and Jochen Guck. They investigated the deformation of phospholipid vesicles depending on the lipid compsition and the temperature. To do so they created setups with two different laser wavelengths and coupled in an additional wavelength that is used solely for heating processes. The publication demonstrates the utility of optical stretching for vesicles and comprises two models for drop formation and vesicle deformation in the optical stretcher.
 
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