The Role of Mechanics in the Study of Lipid Bilayers

  • David J. Steigmann

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 577)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David J. Steigmann
    Pages 1-61
  3. Luca Deseri
    Pages 63-104
  4. M. Mert Terzi, Markus Deserno
    Pages 105-166

About this book


This book is the first collection of lipid-membrane research conducted by leading mechanicians and experts in continuum mechanics. It brings the overall intellectual framework afforded by modern continuum mechanics to bear on a host of challenging problems in lipid membrane physics. These include unique and authoritative treatments of differential geometry, shape elasticity, surface flow and diffusion, interleaf membrane friction, phase transitions, electroelasticity and flexoelectricity, and computational modelling. 


Lipid membranes Fluid films Surface geometry Surface diffusion Shape and flow

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Steigmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56347-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56348-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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