Electrical properties of polymerized, planar, bimolecular membranes

Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 73)


“New Trends in Colliod Science” contains the proceedings of the foundation meeting of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS), October 1–3, 1986. Representatives from the major European groups working in this field contributed to the conference. The volume contains an up-to-date account of present developments in Colloid Science. The contributions cover a wide scope of subjects, and provide encouragement that structures and transport processes in dense colloidal systems can be understood on basic principles. The main subjects are include:
  • phase diagrams of new surfactant systems

  • microemulsions and their applications

  • vesicles and bilayers

  • transport properties of colloidal systems.


Electrical measurements have been made on bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs) made from four different polymerizable surfactants. Polymerization leads to a stabilization of the membrane. Membranes polymerized near the polar head of the surfactant are stabilized less than those polymerized in the tail. The duration and mechanism of rupture are dependent on the spreading solvent, as well as on the surfactant itself.

Key words

Membranes bilayer lipid membranes BLMs polymerized BLMs surfactant membranes polymerizable surfactants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistriySyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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