Determining bilayer hydrocarbon thickness from neutron diffraction measurements using strip-function models.

@article{King1986DeterminingBH,
  title={Determining bilayer hydrocarbon thickness from neutron diffraction measurements using strip-function models.},
  author={Glen I. King and Stephen H White},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={1047-54}
}
Neutron diffraction methods provide information about the distribution of matter in biological and model membrane systems. The information is derived from plots (profiles) of scattering length density along an axis normal to the membrane plane. Without the use of specific deuteration, the generally low resolution of the profiles limits their interpretation in terms of specific chemical constituents (e.g., lipid headgroup, lipid hydrocarbon, protein, and water). A fundamental and useful… CONTINUE READING