Dynamical description of vesicle growth and shape change.

@article{Morris2010DynamicalDO,
  title={Dynamical description of vesicle growth and shape change.},
  author={Richard G. Morris and Duccio Fanelli and Alan J. McKane},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 3 Pt 1},
  pages={031125}
}
We systematize and extend the description of vesicle growth and shape change using linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics. By restricting the study to shape changes from spheres to axisymmetric ellipsoids, we are able to give a consistent formulation which includes the lateral tension of the vesicle membrane. This allows us to generalize and correct a previous calculation. Our present calculations suggest that, for small growing vesicles, a prolate ellipsoidal shape should be favored over oblate… CONTINUE READING