Mechanical Interferometry of Nanoscale Motion and Local Mechanical Properties of Living Zebrafish Embryos
American Chemical Society Nano
We present an interferometric imaging technique that permits local measurement of mechanical properties and nanomechanical motion in small living animals. Measurements of nanomechanical properties and spatially resolved pulsations of (Danio rerio) embryo, an important model organism. We also used magnetic microreflectors to conduct contact nanomechanical indentation measurements of the stiffness of the embryonic eye.
Mechanical Interferometry of Nanoscale Motion and Local Mechanical Properties of Living Zebrafish Embryos Jason Reed, Siddarth Ramakrishnan, Joanna Schmit, and James K. Gimzewski ACS Nano 2009 3 (8), 2090-2094