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Per Lyngs Hansen

Electromechanics of a membrane with spatially distributed fixed charges: Flexoelectricity and elastic parameters

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We investigate the electrostatic contribution to the lipid membrane mechanical parameters: tension, bendingrigidity, spontaneous curvature, and flexocoefficient, using an approach where stress in the membrane is explicitlybalanced. Our model includes an applied electrostatic potential as well as a charge distribution in the membrane.We apply our theory to membranes having surface charges and electric dipoles at the surface.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review E
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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