Biointerphases

Journal for Biophysical Chemistry

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Structure from substrate supported lipid bilayers (Review)

Biointerphases3:30200055

https://doi.org/10.1116/1.2992133

Received: 11 July 2008

Accepted: 10 September 2008

Abstract

Highly aligned, substrate supported membranes have made it possible for physical techniques to extract unambiguous structural information previously not accessible from commonly available membrane dispersions, or so-called powder samples. This review will highlight some of the major breakthroughs in model membrane research that have taken place as a result of substrate supported samples.