TITLE

Pressure-temperature phase diagram for shapes of vesicles: A coarse-grained molecular dynamics study

AUTHOR(S)
Ping Liu; Ju Li; Yong-Wei Zhang
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/5/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 14, p143104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations are performed to obtain the phase diagram for shapes of a vesicle with a variation in temperature and pressure difference across the membrane. Various interesting vesicle shapes are found, in particular, a series of shape transformations are observed for a vesicle with an initial spherical shape, which changes to a prolate shape, then an oblate shape, and then a stomatocyte shape, with either increasing temperature or decreasing pressure difference across the membrane.
ACCESSION #
44539742

 

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