Surface-dependent transitions during self-assembly of phospholipid membranes on mica, silica, and glass.

@article{Benes2004SurfacedependentTD,
  title={Surface-dependent transitions during self-assembly of phospholipid membranes on mica, silica, and glass.},
  author={Martin Benes and Didier Billy and Al{\'e}s Benda and Han Speijer and Martin Hof and Wim Th Hermens},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 23},
  pages={10129-37}
}
Formation of supported membranes by exposure of solid surfaces to phospholipid vesicles is a much-used technique in membrane research. Freshly cleaved mica, because of its superior flatness, is a preferred support, and we used ellipsometry to study membrane formation kinetics on mica. Neutral dioleoyl-phosphatidylcholine (DOPC) and negatively charged… CONTINUE READING