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Interactions of carbon nanotubes and lipid bilayers

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The biological membrane, which is composed of a lipid bilayer embedded with numerous proteins, defines the cell boundary, separating the cell interior from the external environment. It serves as a gatekeeper and entry point for various molecular and ionic species. This thesis describes experimental and simulation studies of the interactions of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with model membranes (lipid bilayers). The unique properties of CNTs make them ideal candidates for many nanotechnological a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Hertford College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics

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Funding agency for:
Wojciech Rzepala
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:58cd5321-c61c-4594-b74d-8ca6f507c48f
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ora:8288

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