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Collective osmotic shock in ordered materials

Abstract:

Osmotic shock in a vesicle or cell is the stress build-up and subsequent rupture of the phospholipid membrane that occurs when a relatively high concentration of salt is unable to cross the membrane and instead an inflow of water alleviates the salt concentration gradient. This is a well-known failure mechanism for cells and vesicles (for example, hypotonic shock) and metal alloys (for example, hydrogen embrittlement). We propose the concept of collective osmotic shock, whereby a coordinated ...

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10.1038/nmat3179

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Zavala-Rivera, P More by this author
Channon, K More by this author
Sivaniah, E More by this author
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Journal:
Nature Materials
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
53-57
Publication date:
2012-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-4660
ISSN:
1476-1122
URN:
uuid:7ef68a84-c600-4622-873d-4f35816f68b9
Source identifiers:
222473
Local pid:
pubs:222473
Language:
English

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