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Multifrequency acoustics as a probe of mesoscopic blood coagulation dynamics

Ganesan, A and Rajendran, G and Ercole, A and Seshia, A (2016) Multifrequency acoustics as a probe of mesoscopic blood coagulation dynamics. Applied Physics Letters, 109. ISSN 0003-6951

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© 2016 Author(s). Coagulation is a complex enzymatic polymerisation cascade. Disordered coagulation is common in medicine and may be life-threatening yet clinical assays are typically bulky and/or provide an incomplete picture of clot mechanical evolution. We present the adaptation of an in-plane acoustic wave device: quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation at multiple harmonics to determine the time-evolution of mesoscale mechanical properties of clot formation in vitro. This approach is sensitive to changes in surface and bulk clot structure in various models of induced coagulopathy. Furthermore, we are able to show that clot formation at surfaces has different kinetics and mechanical strength to that in the bulk, which may have implications for the design of bioprosthetic materials. The "Multifrequency acoustics" approach thus enables unique capability to portray biological processes concerning blood coagulation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:45
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:02