Nanoplasmonic ruler to measure lipid vesicle deformation

November 2, 2015

A nanoplasmonic ruler method is presented in order to measure the deformation of adsorbed, nm-scale lipid vesicles on solid supports. It is demonstrated that single adsorbed vesicles undergo greater deformation on silicon oxide over titanium oxide, offering direct experimental evidence to support membrane tension-based theoretical models of supported lipid bilayer formation.

Graphical abstract: Nanoplasmonic ruler to measure lipid vesicle deformation

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