Technological Development of Lipid Based Tubule Microstructures

  • Alan S. Rudolph
  • Jeffrey M. Calvert
  • Paul E. Schoen
  • Joel M. Schnur
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 238)


In 1984 a novel microstructure called a “tubule” was discovered by Yager and Schoen1. This paper will review the work that has been performed during the last four years on the study of the mechanism of formation of tubules, the characterization of tubules, and the assessment of their potential for application.


Tubule Formation Acyl Chain Electroless Nickel Multilamellar Vesicle Electroless Copper 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan S. Rudolph
    • 1
  • Jeffrey M. Calvert
    • 2
  • Paul E. Schoen
    • 1
  • Joel M. Schnur
    • 1
  1. 1.Bio/Molecular Engineering BranchNaval Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Geo-Centers, IncFort WashingtonUSA

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