Viscoelastic relaxation of bilayer lipid membranes: II. Temperature dependence of relaxation time.


Recent studies have demonstrated the high frequency exponential relaxation of a viscoelastic modulus of lipid membranes. It is shown that the temperature dependence of the relaxation time can be extracted from published data on the relevant modulus for solvent-free bilayer lipid membranes of glycerol monoöleate. The relaxation is fastest close to the… (More)