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Acyl chain ordering and crystallization in lipid monolayers

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The condensed phases of phospholipid monolayers on an air/water interface are described by means of a microscopic interaction model which incorporates intra-chain flexibility as well as crystal orientation variables. The phase transitions and microstructures are studied as functions of lateral pressure. The model predicts, in accordance with recent synchrotron X-ray experiments, that the chain-ordering transition and the crystallization of the monolayer need not take place at the same lateral pressure.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftChemical Physics Letters
Vol/bind135
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)294-298
Antal sider5
ISSN0009-2614
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1987
Eksternt udgivetJa

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