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2011 Geometry of Membranes
Zhanchun Tu
J. Geom. Symmetry Phys. 24: 45-75 (2011). DOI: 10.7546/jgsp-24-2011-45-75


This review reports some theoretical results on the geometry of membranes. The governing equations to describe equilibrium configurations of lipid vesicles, lipid membranes with free edges, and chiral lipid membranes are derived from the variation of free energies of these structures. Some analytic solutions to these equations and their corresponding configurations are also shown.


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Zhanchun Tu. "Geometry of Membranes." J. Geom. Symmetry Phys. 24 45 - 75, 2011.


Published: 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 25 May 2017

zbMATH: 1244.74081
MathSciNet: MR2932786
Digital Object Identifier: 10.7546/jgsp-24-2011-45-75

Rights: Copyright © 2011 Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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