A general theory for the evaluation of X-ray diagrams of biomembranes and other lamellar systems

  • Wolfram Welte
  • Werner Kreutz
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Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 30)


In the following contribution the development of a new evaluation theory for X-ray diffraction diagrams of biomembranes and other lamellar systems is presented. This theory is more comprehensive than other theories applied hitherto, since statistical lattice distortions, distortions of the lattice-cell, membrane undulations and different interspatial electron densities as well as “Lorentz” correction are considered.


Convolution Product Plane Membrane Phase Combination Layer Profile Lamellar System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfram Welte
    • 1
  • Werner Kreutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Biophysik und Strahlenbiologieder Universität Freiburg i. Br.FreiburgGermany

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