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Formation of Biomimetic Membranes on Inorganic Supports of Different Surface Morphology and Macroscopic Geometry

Abstract Biological membranes are critical to cell sustainability by selectively permeating polar molecules into the intracellular space and providing protection to the interior organelles. Biomimetic membranes (model cell membranes) are often used to fundamentally study the lipid bilayer backbone structure of the biological membrane. Lipid bilayer membranes are often supported using inorganic materials in an effort to improve membrane stability and for application to novel biosensing platforms. Published literature has shown that a variety of dense inorganic materials with various surface properties have been investigated for the study of biomimetic membranes. However, literature does not adequately address the effect of porous materials or support... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Eggen, Carrie Lynn (Author) / Lin, Jerry Y.S. (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Rege, Kaushal (Committee member) / Thornton, Trevor (Committee member) / Vogt, Bryan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biophysics / Biomedical Engineering / biomimetic membranes / FRAP / lipid bilayer formation / long period fiber grating / porous supported lipid bilayer membranes
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 179 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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