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Observation of magnetic field-induced contraction of fission yeast cells using optical projection microscopy

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The charges in live cells interact with or produce electric fields, which results in enormous dielectric responses, flexoelectricity, and related phenomena. Here we report on a contraction of Schizosaccharomyces pombe (fission yeast) cells induced by magnetic fields, as observed using a phase-sensitive projection imaging technique. Unlike electric fields, magnetic fields only act on moving charges. The observed behavior is therefore quite remarkable, and may result from a contractile Lorentz force acting on diamagnetic screening currents. This would indicate extremely high intracellular charge mobilities. Besides, we observed a large electro-optic response from fission yeast cells.
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Rocznik
Tom
2
Numer
4
Strony
636-644
Opis fizyczny
Daty
wydano
2004-12-01
online
2004-12-01
Twórcy
autor
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, 60510-0500, Batavia, Illinois, USA
autor
  • Department of Physics, University of Houston, 77204-5005, Houston, Texas, USA
autor
  • Department of Physics, University of Houston, 77204-5005, Houston, Texas, USA
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