Thermo-Induced Phase Transitions and Regulation of Permeability of Biomimetic Membranes

  • Nikolai M. Kocherginsky
  • Ke Jian Liu
  • Harold M. Swartz


For many years membrane science was essentially subdivided into two major fields: artificial membranes used mainly in separation/purification technology and biological membranes. During the last ten years however it has become evident that artificial biofunctional and biomimetic membranes, containing immobilized biological components and/or are created on the basis of principles of native biomembranes1,2 can have very similar properties. This provides an excellent avenue to use the properties of biomembranes to develop more effective artificial membranes for separation/purification technology and to use artificial membranes to elucidate the structure and function of native membranes.


Decanoic Acid Artificial Membrane Induce Phase Transition Small Pore Diameter Liquid Crystal Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolai M. Kocherginsky
    • 1
  • Ke Jian Liu
    • 2
  • Harold M. Swartz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Dartmouth Medical CenterHanoverGermany

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