Effect of flexoelectricity on the curvature elasticity of the membrane

I. Bivas, M. M. Kozlov

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Abstract

The contribution of flexoelectricity to the curvature elastic modulus for a symmetric lipid bilayer is calculated. The cases of permitted and forbidden charge exchange between the electrolyte on both sides of the membrane are discussed. On the basis of a simplified model of the lipid bilayer, an estimate of the difference of the moduli corresponding to these two cases is made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-817
Number of pages5
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

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