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Springer Proceedings in Physics

The Structure and Conformation of Amphiphilic Membranes

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Amphiphilic Membranes, Jülich, Germany, September 16–18, 1991

Editors: Lipowsky, Reinhard, Richter, Dieter, Kremer, Kurt (Eds.)

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Membranes composed of amphiphilic molecules are highly flexible surfaces that determine the architecture of biological systems and provide a basic structural element for complex fluids such as microemulsions. Recently, a variety of new experimental methods such as X-ray scattering, neutron scattering, and atomic force microscopy have been used in order to study themolecular structure of these membranes. Their conformational behavior, on the other hand, is studied by optical and electron microscopy, which reveals that membranes in aqueous solution exhibit an amazing variety of different shapes. Several theoretical concepts are described suchas bending elasticity, curvature, and minimal surfaces in order to understand this polymorphism. These concepts are also useful to describe the behavior of membranes in complex fluids where they can build up hexagonal, lamellar, triply-periodic, cubic, and sponge phases. The contributions to this volume provide an up-to-date overview and describe thestate-of-the-art of this rapidly evolving field of research.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • The Structure and Conformation of Amphiphilic Membranes: Overview

    Lipowsky, R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Monolayers of Amphiphilic Molecules

    Möhwald, H. (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • The Determination of the Structure of a Mixed Surfactant Monolayer by Specular Neutron Reflection

    Penfold, J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-23

  • Does the Scanning Force Microsope Resolve Individual Lipid Molecules?

    Radmacher, M. (et al.)

    Pages 24-29

  • Domain Formation in a Lipid Monolayer

    Gliozzi, A. (et al.)

    Pages 30-33

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Softcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structure and Conformation of Amphiphilic Membranes
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Amphiphilic Membranes, Jülich, Germany, September 16–18, 1991
Editors
  • Reinhard Lipowsky
  • Dieter Richter
  • Kurt Kremer
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
66
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-84763-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-84763-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-84765-3
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 298
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