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Title: Tubular growth and bead formation in the lyotropic lamellar phase of a lipid.
Authors: Bhatia, Tripta
Hatwalne, Yashodhan
Madhusudana, N.V.
Issue Date: 26-May-2015
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Soft Matter, 2015, Vol. 11, p 5641-5646
Abstract: We use fluorescence confocal polarised microscopy (FCPM) to study tubular growth upon hydration of dry DOPC (1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) in water and water–glycerol mixtures. We have developed a model to relate the FCPM intensity profiles to the multilamellar structures of the tubules. Insertion of an additional patch inside a tubule produces a beaded structure, while a straight configuration is retained if the growth is on the outside. We use a simple model to suggest that reduction in overall curvature energy drives bead formation.
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ISSN: 1744-6848 (Online)
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Copyright: 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry
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