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Electromechanical forces acting on bio-membranes in external electric fields

Timoshkin, I. and Given, M and MacGregor, S. and MacLean, M. and Wilson, M. and Satoh, K. and kawaguchi, H (2015) Electromechanical forces acting on bio-membranes in external electric fields. In: Proceedings of 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry. IPCS - International Plasma Chemistry Society, pp. 1-3.

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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.