Use of scanning ion conductance microscopy to map elastic properties of cell membranes

Year: 2011

Authors: Pellegrino M., Orsini P., Pellegrini M., Tognoni E., Baschieri P., Dinelli F., Petracchi D., Ascoli C.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiologiche, Università di Pisa, Italy; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: We discuss on the feasibility of mapping the elastic properties of cellular regions with small thickness by means of a Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope employed to deliver mechanical stimuli in noncontact mode

Conference title: Biophotonics 2011
Place: Parma

KeyWords: cell membrane; elasticity; SICM
DOI: 10.1109/IWBP.2011.5954800