A model for the packing of lipids in bilayer membranes.

@article{Israelachvili1975AMF,
  title={A model for the packing of lipids in bilayer membranes.},
  author={Jacob N Israelachvili and Diane J. Mitchell},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1975},
  volume={389 1},
  pages={13-19}
}
A number of known structural properties of mixed lipid bilayer membranes and monolayers are accounted for by a model in which lipids pack into bilayers and monolayers like building blocks, each characterized by a surface head group area and characteristic solid angle. In phospholipids above the melting transition the head group area (at a given temperature… CONTINUE READING