Direct visualisation of lipid bilayer cubic phases using Atomic Force Microscopy

Martyn Rittman, Martina Frischherz, Flame Burgmann, Patrick G. Hartley, Adam Squires

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Abstract

Inverse bicontinuous cubic (QII) phases are nanostructured materials formed by lipid self-assembly. We have successfully imaged thin films of hydrated QII phases from two different systems using AFM. The images show periodic arrays of water channels with spacing and symmetry consistent with published SAXS data on the bulk materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4058-4061
JournalSoft Matter
Volume6
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2010

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