Steady-state deformation of a vesicle in alternating electric fields

Hiroyuki Hyuga, Kazuhiko Kinosita, Nobuyoshi Wakabayashi

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Steady-state deformation of a vesicle with a membrane of arbitrary conductance in an alternating electric field is discussed. A simple formula is obtained for the elongation modulus of the vesicle as a function of the frequency of the applied field. The dependences of this modulus on the conditions in the medium and the membrane characteristics are illustrated in detail. Experimental applicability to the extraction of information on the characteristics of a vesicle are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalBioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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