Structure and surface energy of the surfactant layer on the alveolar surface

@article{Kashchiev2001StructureAS,
  title={Structure and surface energy of the surfactant layer on the alveolar surface},
  author={Dimo Kashchiev and Dotchi Exerowa},
  journal={European Biophysics Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={30},
  pages={34-41}
}
The surface energy of the alveolar surfactant layer is determined in the scope of a modification of the structural model of Larsson et al. [(1999) J Disp Sci Technol 20:1–12], according to which this layer is built up of a lipid monolayer adsorbed at the hypophase/air interface and supported by a network of lipid bilayers immersed into the hypophase, i.e., the alveolar liquid. Formulae are derived for the dependence of the specific surface energy of the surfactant layer on the distance between… CONTINUE READING

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