The electro-plasmolysis is a modern procedure used in order to extract useful liquids located in the cell membrane. The computation of the electric field necessary to breakdown the cell membrane requires the solution of an intricate electro-quasi-stationary electromagnetic field problem. Using commercial finite element software is particularly difficult because of the threads involved by adapting the discretization mesh to the membrane thickness, which is very small compared to the cell size. This paper proposes a qualitative analysis of the behaviour of the electric field in the cell.
Pulsed Electric Field Analysis for an Efficient Intracellular Fluid Extraction Using Electro-Plasmosis
AUTHORS: Ion BÂRSAN, Marius-Aurel COSTEA, Mihai MARICARU, Valer TURCIN, George-Marian VASILESCU