Spontaneous oscillation of electrical potential across organic liquid membranes.

@article{Yoshikawa1983SpontaneousOO,
  title={Spontaneous oscillation of electrical potential across organic liquid membranes.},
  author={Kenichi Yoshikawa and Youco Matsubara},
  journal={Biophysical chemistry},
  year={1983},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={183-5}
}
An artificial membrane was studied consisting of an oil layer, nitrobenzene containing picric acid, imposed between two aqueous phases, one of which contained 5 mM hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and 5% ethanol. It was found that this system shows rhythmic and sustained oscillation of the electrical potential within the range 150-300 mV with an interval of 2-3 min. In the absence of CTAB or ethanol, no oscillation was observed. It is indicated that in this experiment the… CONTINUE READING