A theoretical and experimental study of electroporation (EP) of red blood cells (RBCs) was presented in this paper. With additional strain energy, an energy-based model of an electropore induced on a RBC's membrane at different electric fields was proposed to predict the critical EP electric field strength. In addition, EP experiments with red blood cells at single-cell level was carried out on a micro EP chip. The measured critical EP electric field strengths are in agreement with the numerical predictions. ©2010 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 2010|