Adhesion between a rigid cylindrical particle and a soft fluid membrane tube.

Abstract

We investigate the structure of a tubular membrane adhering to a rigid cylindrical particle, in various radius ratios. Through a theoretical and numerical analysis of a free-energy model that uses Helfrich energy for the description of the membrane, we show that three distinct phases exist, depending on the ratio between radii of the membrane tube and the… (More)

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