Light Scattering and Phase Transitions in GMO Bilayer Membranes

  • G. E. Crawford
  • J. C. Earnshaw
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 59)


Bilayer lipid membranes (BLM) are structurally similar to biomembranes but are better characterized physically and chemically. They are therefore particularly appropriate systems for thermotropic phase transition studies. Laser light scattering is a sensitive and reliable technique for measuring the mechanical properties of the BLM, which causes minimum perturbation to the equilibrium system.


Interfacial Tension Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Bilayer Lipid Membrane Laser Light Scattering Incident Laser Power 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Crawford
    • 1
  • J. C. Earnshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied PhysicsThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastUK

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