Deformation of vesicles under the influence of strong electric fields

Hiroyuki Hyuga*, Kazuhiko Kinosita, Nobuyoshi Wakabayashi

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The deformation of vesicles with conducting membranes in external electric fields has been studied in the framework of the perturbation theory. A simple model for dynamics of deformation is proposed, and the results of numerical calculations for typical combinations of the vesicle size and the electric field are presented. When the conductivity inside a spherical vesicle is larger than that of the exterior medium, the deformations, both static and dynamic, are prolate and, otherwise, they are oblate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1148
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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