Help Privacy Policy Disclaimer
  Advanced SearchBrowse




Journal Article

Equilibrium microphase separation in the two-leaflet model of lipid membranes


Mikhailov,  Alexander S.
Physical Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society;
Department of Mathematics and Life Sciences, Hiroshima University;

External Resource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (restricted access)
There are currently no full texts shared for your IP range.
Fulltext (public)

(Publisher version), 834KB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available

Reigada, R., & Mikhailov, A. S. (2016). Equilibrium microphase separation in the two-leaflet model of lipid membranes. Physical Review E, 93(1): 010401. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.010401.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0029-B521-6
Because of the coupling between local lipid composition and the thickness of the membrane, microphase separation in two-component lipid membranes can take place; such effects may underlie the formation of equilibrium nanoscale rafts. Using a kinetic description, this phenomenon is analytically and numerically investigated. The phase diagram is constructed through the stability analysis for linearized kinetic equations, and conditions for microphase separation are discussed. Simulations of the full kinetic model reveal the development of equilibrium membrane nanostructures with various morphologies from the initial uniform state.