Composite membrane deformation on the mesoscopic length scale

Michael F. Brown, Robin L. Thurmond, Steven W. Dodd, Dörte Otten, Klaus Beyer

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Nuclear magnetoresistance (NMR) studies were carried out to investigate a series of phospholipids in the Lα state. The influences of the acyl length, lipid polar head groups, addition of a cosurfactant, and incorporation of cholesterol were determined in terms of the bilayer viscoelastic properties. The results imply that the concept of elastic deformation of membranes is applicable on the mesoscopic length scale, approaching the molecular dimensions, with quasicoherent nodes on the order of the bilayer hydrocarbon thickness and less.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010901
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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