Supported membranes on chemically structured and rough surfaces

Peter S. Swain, David Andelman

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A method for general linear response description of membrane adhesion at rough or chemically structured surfaces was presented. The adhesion was found to be less favourable for rough substrates. Chemical patterning described by a spatially varying Van der Waals force favored adhesion. The approach was found to be in good agreement with numerical solution while considering a surface indented with ″V″-shaped trenches.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051911
Pages (from-to)519111-5191112
Number of pages4672002
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - May 2001


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