# Difference between revisions of "Microrheology of Microtubule Solutions and Actin-Microtubule Composite Networks"

"We perform local or microrheological measurements on microtubule solutions, as well as composite networks. The viscoelastic properties of microtubules as reported from two-point microrheology agree with the macroscopic measurement at high frequencies, but appear to show a discrepancy at low frequencies, at time scales on the order of a second. A composite of ﬁlamentous actin (F-actin) and microtubules has viscoelastic behavior between that of F-actin and pure microtubules. We further show that the Poisson ratio of the composite, measured by the length-scale dependent two-point microrheology, is robustly smaller than that of the F-actin network at time scale $\tau$ > 1 s, suggesting that a local compressibility is conferred by the addition of microtubules to the F-actin network."