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Phase heterogeneities of lipidic aggregates

Research paper by L. V. Elnikova

Indexed on: 29 Mar '10Published on: 29 Mar '10Published in: Physics - Soft Condensed Matter



Abstract

We propose a model for explanation the "domain-wall" type configuration states in binary lipid mixtures of cationic and neutral lipids, associated with observed relaxation effects in their aggregates. We apply the analogy with formation of Kibble-\.Zurek topological defects, which we suppose connected with structural dynamics of the lipid phases. In frames of the proposed model, the density of kink-type defects and the energy of the configurations are calculated.