J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 51, Numéro C7, Décembre 1990International Workshop on Geometry and Interfaces
|Page(s)||C7-339 - C7-344|
J. Phys. Colloques 51 (1990) C7-339-C7-344
SHAPE TRANSFORMATIONS OF FREE, TOROIDAL AND BOUND VESICLESU. SEIFERT1, 2
1 Sektion Physik, Universität München, Theresienstrasse 37, D-8000 München 2, F.R.G.
2 Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. V5A1S6, Canada
Shapes and shape transformations of vesicles are considered theoretically within the spontaneous curvature model for three cases. (i) For free vesicles, the whole phase diagram is presented which includes pear-shaped vesicles and a line of limit shapes related to budding. (ii) For toroidal vesicles, three branches of solutions with low energy are found. (iii) An extension of this model to the adhesion of vesicles is briefly discussed.
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