Microphase Separation in Bilayer Membranes

  • Kell Mortensen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 263)


A biological membrane is a complicated multicomponent, two-dimensional alloy of amphipathic molecules. The varied purposes that natural membranes serve require a high degree of order at the molecular level simultaneously with high flexibility and molecular mobility. Nature achieves these goals by using combinations of suitable lipid components and proteins.


Bragg Peak Bilayer Membrane MICROPHASE Separation Small Angle Scattering Natural Science Research Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kell Mortensen
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentRisø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark

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