Biophysics of structure and mechanism

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 179–199

1/f noise in membranes

  • B. Neumcke

DOI: 10.1007/BF02426084

Cite this article as:
Neumcke, B. Biophys. Struct. Mechanism (1978) 4: 179. doi:10.1007/BF02426084


The present situation of 1/f noise in the passage of ions across membranes is examined. A survey of biological and synthetic membranes is given at which a l/f frequency dependence has been observed in the spectrum of voltage or current fluctuations. Empirical relations and theories of 1/f noise in membranes are critically discussed.

Key words

1/f NoiseBiological membraneSynthetic membraneMembrane poreDiffusion

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Neumcke
    • 1
  1. 1.I. Physiologisches Institut der Universität des SaarlandesHomburg/SaarFederal Republic of Germany