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Nanoscale measurements of the mechanical properties of lipid bilayers

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Lipid bilayers form the basis of the membranes that serve as a barrier between a cell and its physiological environment. Their physical properties make them ideally suited for this role: they are extremely soft with respect to bending but essentially incompressible under lateral tension, and they are quite permeable to water but essentially impermeable to ions which allows the rapid establishment of the osmotic gradients. The function of membrane proteins, which are vital for tasks ranging...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Engineering Science
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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Köcher, P
Publication date:
2014
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-05-13

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