Mechanics of bilayer membranes

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The general mechanics of elastic deformations in bilayer membranes is developed, resulting in three elastic constants characterizing a bilayer surface. The theoretical analysis is applied to bilayer systems containing organic solvents (referred to as "solvent bilayers") and to planar bilayer membranes free of solvent (referred to as "nonsolvent bilayers"). The relationship between a normal surface traction (e.g. electrocompression resulting from transmembrane potential difference) and change in membrane thickness is investigated for the two types of bilayers. © 1975.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Evans, E; Simon, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 266 - 271

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9797

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0021-9797(75)90112-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus