Bending and radial deformation of lipid tubules on self-assembled thiol monolayers
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Phys. Chem. B
FORCE MICROSCOPY; DRUG-DELIVERY; NANOTUBES; DNA; MICROSTRUCTURES; ARCHITECTURES; FABRICATION; TRANSITION; NANOFIBERS; TEMPLATES; Chemistry, Physical
Lipid tubules represent a hollow, cylindrical supramolecular structure formed by rolled-up lipid bilayers. We find that the lipid tubules of 1,2-bis(tricosa-10,12-diynoyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine can be bent into a loopike shape by the shrinking contact line of droplets on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of 1-dodecanethiol. The persistence length of individual lipid tubules is estimated to be similar to 41 mu m. The radial deformation of the lipid tubules on SAMs is studied under applied load using atomic force microscope. The stiffness of the tubules in the radial direction is found to increase when the number of the lipid bilayers in the tubule wall increases.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
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