The physics of plasma membrane photostimulation

Giovanni Manfredi, Francesco Lodola, Giuseppe Maria Paternó, Vito Vurro, Pietro Baldelli, Fabio Benfenati, Guglielmo Lanzani

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Cell membrane perturbation is a common way to stimulate cells by using external actuators. Recently, nanotechnology has added a number of new strategies for doing this, enlarging the scope and the range of mechanisms involved. Here, we describe a number of possible perturbation actions that are driven by light, and we try to capture the underlying phenomena. The discussion is based on the simple equivalent circuit model for the cell membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030901
JournalAPL Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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