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The Role of Mechanics in the Study of Lipid Bilayers

  • David J. Steigmann


  • Presents a unique collection of contributions to the physics of lipid biomembranes from the perspective of leading mechanicians

  • Collects original research on the broad theme of lipid membrane physics

  • Contributions to membrane mechanics, thermodynamics, diffusion, flow and electro-mechanics are collected here for the first time


Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 577)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David J. Steigmann
    Pages 1-61
  3. Luca Deseri
    Pages 63-104
  4. M. Mert Terzi, Markus Deserno
    Pages 105-166

About this book


This book is the first collection of lipid-membrane research conducted by leading mechanicians and experts in continuum mechanics. It brings the overall intellectual framework afforded by modern continuum mechanics to bear on a host of challenging problems in lipid membrane physics. These include unique and authoritative treatments of differential geometry, shape elasticity, surface flow and diffusion, interleaf membrane friction, phase transitions, electroelasticity and flexoelectricity, and computational modelling. 


Lipid membranes Fluid films Surface geometry Surface diffusion Shape and flow

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Steigmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Role of Mechanics in the Study of Lipid Bilayers
  • Editors David J. Steigmann
  • Series Title CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title CISM Courses and Lectures
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56347-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85892-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56348-0
  • Series ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series E-ISSN 2309-3706
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 332
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Differential Geometry
    Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
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