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Solid-like domains in fluid membranes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S3341-S3346
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume17
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Nov 2005

Abstract

We study model membranes in the form of giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) composed of two saturated lipids with different hydrophilic headgroups or different hydrophobic chain lengths. Lateral phase separation in the lipid bilayer causes solid-like 'gel' domains to nucleate and grow in the fluid membrane. We study the shape and size of these domains as well as their growth and interactions.

    Research areas

  • GIANT UNILAMELLAR VESICLES, BILAYER-MEMBRANES, MICROSCOPY, MONOLAYERS, INTERFACE, RANGE

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