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Improved Insight into the Structure of Lipid Membranes

Jülich, November 2016 - Neutron reflectometry is one of the most suitable methods for investigating the structure of lipid membranes in model systems. These model systems are more easily prepared and experimentally controlled than natural lipid membranes, which are an important integral part of animal and plant cells. A scientist from the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science has now presented a method which delivers more precise results and should pave the way for studying membranes of a more complex nature. The method combines the advantages of neutron reflectometry and molecular dynamic simulations.

Original publication:

Alexandros Koutsioumpas;
Combined Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics and Neutron Reflectivity Characterization of Supported Lipid Membranes;
J. Phys. Chem. B, Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b05433, Publication Date (Web): October 17, 2016

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