Glass bead probes of local structural and mechanical properties of fluid, supported membranes

Sanhita S. Dixit, Alan Szmodis, Atul N. Parikh

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Probing membranes: Nonspecific interactions between glass beads and supported lipid membranes act as a simple tool to characterize their local structure and mechanical properties. The beads differentiate monolayers (see figure B) from fluid bilayers (A) by inducing a qualitatively different elastic response, characterized by undeformed binding for monolayers and membrane wrapping for bilayers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1678-1681
Number of pages4
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 2006

Keywords

  • Fluorescence
  • Interfaces
  • Membranes
  • Monolayers
  • Phospholipids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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