Flicker noise in bilayer lipid membranes

Scalas, E, Ridi, A, Robello, M and Gliozzi, A (1998) Flicker noise in bilayer lipid membranes. Europhysics Letters, 43 (1). pp. 101-105. ISSN 0295-5075

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For the first time, we observe long-living voltage fluctuations in a bilayer membrane of diphytanoyl phosphatidylcholine held in current-clamp conditions. These fluctuations follow an increase of the membrane conductance due to the opening of hydrophilic pores induced by the transmembrane voltage, a phenomenon called electroporation. The measured power spectrum for membranes under these conditions is proportional to the reciprocal of the frequency.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0170 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
Depositing User: Enrico Scalas
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 13:24
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 13:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50314
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