Phase-field theories for mathematical modeling of biological membranes.

@article{Lzaro2015PhasefieldTF,
  title={Phase-field theories for mathematical modeling of biological membranes.},
  author={Guillermo R L{\'a}zaro and Ignacio Pagonabarraga and A Hernandez-Machado},
  journal={Chemistry and physics of lipids},
  year={2015},
  volume={185},
  pages={46-60}
}
Biological membranes are complex structures whose mechanics are usually described at a mesoscopic level, such as the Helfrich bending theory. In this article, we present the phase-field methods, a useful tool for studying complex membrane problems which can be applied to very different phenomena. We start with an overview of the general theory of elasticity… CONTINUE READING