Diffraction from Bilayers
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Huang, H. W. 2006. Diffraction from Bilayers. eLS.
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
X-ray diffraction provided a direct proof for the hypothesis that the basic structural element of biological membranes is a bimolecular layer of phospholipid molecules. Diffraction from peptide–lipid mixtures can be used to study a great variety of membrane problems.
- lamellar diffraction;
- in-plane scattering;
- phospholipid bilayers;
- peptide lipid interactions;
- hydrophobic matching