Biomembranes with phase separation and related problems
Stinner, Björn (2011) Biomembranes with phase separation and related problems. In: Workshop on Phase boundaries and random polymers, University of Bath, 12-14 Sep 2011 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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Lipid molecules consist of a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail and spontaneously form bilayers when put into water in order to shield the tails. Such biomembranes are the basic component of cell membranes, and they reveal a fluid-like behaviour within the layers but also a solid-like behaviour as they resist strechting and bending. We will briefly review the established models and point out actual developments and problems which, often, involve additional phenomena such as proteins attached to the membrane. Exemplary, we will also look at phase separation of the lipid molecules and the impact on the membrane shape.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics|
|Date:||12 September 2011|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Workshop on Phase boundaries and random polymers|
|Type of Event:||Workshop|
|Location of Event:||University of Bath|
|Date(s) of Event:||12-14 Sep 2011|
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