Electric field unbinding of solid-supported lipid multilayers
Institut für Röntgenphysik, Geiststraße 11, 37073, Göttingen, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, 14424, Potsdam, Germany
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Published online: 18 October 2005
We studied by X-ray reflectivity the behaviour of fully hydrated solid-supported lipid multilayers under the influence of a transverse electric field, under conditions routinely used in the electroformation process. The kinetics of sample loss (unbinding) was measured as a function of the amplitude and frequency of the applied field by monitoring the integrated intensity of the Bragg peaks. We also performed a time-resolved analysis of the intensity of the first Bragg peak and characterized the final state of the sample.
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