Observation of rippled dioleoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers by neutron diffraction

Jeremy P. Bradshaw, Michael S. Edenborough, Philip J.H. Sizer, Anthony Watts

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Neutron diffraction data have been obtained from a rippled phase of multibilayer stacks containing mixtures of 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) and 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DOPE). In orientated bilayers neutron diffraction patterns show Bragg peaks near to the meridian and displaced from the usual long spacings. These off-axis reflections are assigned to a rippled phase and it is suggested it is formed as a transition phase between L α and H II phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - Biomembranes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 1989


  • Dioleoylphosphatidylcholine bilayer
  • Dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Rippled phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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