(a) RBC cluster parameters; (b) microcapillary hematocrit fluctuations (the arrows show the same cell while traveling across the field of view).
(a) Clusters length vs. number of RBC per cluster; (b) clusters length vs. ΔP for different numbers of RBCs.
(a) Distance between consecutive cells in clusters vs. number of RBC per cluster; (b) RBC distance in a cluster vs. ΔP (the images in the inset show clusters of 2, 4, and 6 RBCs at ΔP = 10 mmHg).
Plot of RBC deformation index as a function of ΔP in five cell clusters. Typical images are shown in the inset.
Distribution of NRBC (the number of RBCs in a cluster) at different positions along the capillary and at the following values of ΔP: (a) ΔP = 15 mmHg; (b) ΔP = 34 mmHg; (c) ΔP = 80 mmHg.
Comparison of numerical simulations with experimental images of RBCs at the same flow conditions.
Stable clusters with a smaller vesicle at the front (in dark grey).
Average distance dI-J (μm) between consecutive cells in a cluster as a function of the number of cell NRBCs forming the cluster at three different ΔP.
Average number of RBCs in a cluster as a function of pressure drop.
Minimal value of R* as a function of Ca and N.
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