Renormalization of chiral couplings in titled bilayer membranes

@article{Nelson1993RenormalizationOC,
  title={Renormalization of chiral couplings in titled bilayer membranes},
  author={Philip C. Nelson and Thomas R. Powers},
  journal={Journal De Physique Ii},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={1535-1569}
}
We study the effects of chiral constituent molecules on the microscopic shapes attained by lipid bilayer membranes. Such fluid membranes are beautiful examples of statistical ensembles of random shapes, sometimes coupled to in-plane order. We analyze them with methods of continuum elasticity theory, generalizing the well-known Canham-Helfrich model, and in particular incorporate the effects of thermal fluctuations. The condition that coordinate choice be immaterial greatly constrains the… 
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