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Kinks in a model for two-phase lipid bilayer membranes

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In the spontaneous curvature model for two-phase lipid bilayer membranes the shape of vesicles is governed by a combination of an elastic bending energy and an interface energy that penalises the size of phase boundaries. Each lipid phase induces a preferred curvature to the membrane surface, and these curvatures as well as phase boundaries may lead to the development of kinks.

In a rotationally symmetric setting we introduce a family of energies for smooth surfaces and phase fields ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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Deposit date:
2012-06-14

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