Morphological Changes in Partially Polymerized Vesicles

  • M. Mutz
  • D. Bensimon
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 263)


Phospholipid molecules spontaneously form giant unilamellar vesicles when dispersed in an aqueous solution. These are often used as models of biological cells, e. g. the red blood cell and have technological applications as drug delivery systems. To stabilize these vesicles, polymerizable phospholipids have been developped1–3.


Concentric Vesicle Spontaneous Curvature Shape Transformation Folding Transition Dumbbell Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mutz
    • 1
  • D. Bensimon
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Normale SupérieureLaboratoire de Physique StatistiqueParis Cedex 05France

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