Morphological transitions of vesicles induced by alternating electric fields.

  title={Morphological transitions of vesicles induced by alternating electric fields.},
  author={Said Aranda and Karin A Riske and Reinhard Lipowsky and Rumiana Dimova},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={95 2},
When subjected to alternating electric fields in the frequency range 10(2)-10(8) Hz, giant lipid vesicles attain oblate, prolate, and spherical shapes and undergo morphological transitions between these shapes as one varies the field frequency and/or the conductivities lambda(in) and lambda(ex) of the aqueous solution inside and outside the vesicles. Four different transitions are observed with characteristic frequencies that depend primarily on the conductivity ratio lambda(in)/lambda(ex). The… CONTINUE READING

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