TITLE

Biomolecular and amphiphilic films probed by surface sensitive X-ray and neutron scattering

AUTHOR(S)
Salditt, Tim; Brotons, Guillaume
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Aug2004, Vol. 379 Issue 7/8, p960
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this review article we discuss the thin film analytical techniques of interface sensitive X-ray and neutron scattering applied to aligned stacks of amphiphilic bilayers, in particular phospholipid membranes in the fluid Lα phase. We briefly discuss how the structure, composition, fluctuations and interactions in lipid or synthetic membranes can be studied by modern surface sensitive scattering techniques, using X-rays or neutrons as a probe. These techniques offer an in-situ approach to study lipid bilayer systems in different environments over length scales extending from micrometer to nanometer, both with and without additional membrane-active molecules such as amphiphilic peptides or membrane proteins.
ACCESSION #
14281845

 

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