Dissipation and detonation of shock waves in lipid monolayers

  title={Dissipation and detonation of shock waves in lipid monolayers},
  author={Shamit Shrivastava},
Lipid interfaces not only compartmentalize but also connect different reaction centers within a cell architecture. These interfaces have well defined specific heats and compressibilities, hence energy can propagate along them analogous to sound waves. Lipid monolayers prepared at the air-water interface of a Langmuir trough present an excellent model system to study such propagations. Here we propose that recent observations of two-dimensional shock waves observed in lipid monolayers also… 

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