Conformal transformations of vesicle shapes

  title={Conformal transformations of vesicle shapes},
  author={U. Seifert},
Vesicles are closed surfaces of lipid bilayers, which form already in simple binary systems of one lipid species plus water [IJ. Studies by video microscopy reveal an amazing variety of shapes, between which transformations can be induced, e.g., by changing the temperature or the osmotic conditions [2-4]. Such experiments confirm the basic theoretical idea… CONTINUE READING