Direct observation of the effective bending moduli of a fluid membrane: Free-energy cost due to the reference-plane deformations

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Abstract

Effective bending moduli of a fluid membrane using transfer-matrix method was studied. A fluid membrane was subjected to a curved reference plane. The effective bending moduli were read from the free-energy cost due to the reference-plane deformations. It was found that the effective bending rigidity gains even in the case of very flexible membrane and the effective Gaussian-curvature modulus stays almost scale invariant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031901
Pages (from-to)319011-319019
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume68
Issue number3 1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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