J. Phys. II France
Volume 6, Numéro 2, February 1996
Page(s) 215 - 223
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1996178
J. Phys. II France 6 (1996) 215-223

The Egg Carton: Theory of a Periodic Superstructure of Some Lipid Membranes

Rüdiger Goetz and Wolfgang Helfrich

Fachbereich Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

(Received 23 May 1995, revised 9 October 1995, accepted 6 November 1995)

A model calculation of the square membrane superstructure of some mixed lipid bilayers is presented. It involves bending elasticity of higher than quadratic order in the principal curvatures and employs Monte Carlo simulation.

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