Loubet, Bastien2; Hansen, Per Lyngs2; Lomholt, Michael Andersen2
1 Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, SDU2 Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, SDU
We investigate the electrostatic contribution to the lipid membrane mechanical parameters: tension, bending rigidity, spontaneous curvature, and ﬂexocoefﬁcient, using an approach where stress in the membrane is explicitly balanced. Our model includes an applied electrostatic potential as well as a charge distribution in the membrane. We apply our theory to membranes having surface charges and electric dipoles at the surface.
Physical Review E (statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 2013, Vol 88, Issue 6