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Fragmentation of erythrocyte aggregates by low intensity laser heating

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  • A. N. Korolevich
  • L. G. Astafyeva
  • N. S. Dubina
  • S. I. Vecherinsky
  • Alan Bernjak
  • M. Belsey
  • Aneta Stefanovska
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>06/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)S308-S317
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The effect of low-intensity He–Ne laser light (λ = 632.8 nm) on the rheological properties of whole human blood was studied using light-scattering techniques. Changes were detected in the average size of erythrocyte aggregates in blood following exposure to low intensity laser light under both in vitro and in vivo conditions. A theoretical model based on heat transfer theory qualitatively describes the experimental results.