Wetting, budding, and fusion-morphological transitions of soft surfaces

Reinhard Lipowsky, Martin Brinkmann, Rumiana Dimova, Chris Haluska, Jan Kierfeld, Julian Shillcock

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Biomimetic systems typically contain soft surfaces such as fluid interfaces or bilayer membranes that attain a large variety of different shapes and undergo morphological transitions between those shapes. This article briefly reviews several different examples from a unified perspective: liquids at chemically patterned and/or topographically structured surfaces; the formation of membrane buds from membrane domains; and the fusion of bilayer membranes and vesicles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2885-S2902
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number31
Early online date22 Jul 2005
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


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