A rate-jump method for characterization of soft tissues using nanoindentation techniques

Bin Tang, Alfonso H W Ngan

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Abstract

The biomechanical properties of soft tissues play an important role in their normal physiological and physical function, and may possibly relate to certain diseases. The advent of nanomechanical testing techniques, such as atomic force microscopy (AFM), nano-indentation and optical tweezers, enables the nano/micro-mechanical properties of soft tissues to be investigated, but in spite of the fact that biological tissues are highly viscoelastic, traditional elastic contact theory has been routinely used to analyze experimental data. In this article, a novel rate-jump protocol for treating viscoelasticity in nanomechanical data analysis is described. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5974
JournalSoft Matter
Volume8
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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