Saffman, P. G. and Delbrück, M. (1975) Brownian motion in biological membranes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 72 (8). pp. 3111-3113. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SAFpnas75
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Brownian motion (diffusion) of particles in membranes occurs in a highly anisotropic environment. For such particles a translational mobility (independent of velocity) can be defined if the viscosity of the liquid embedding the membrane is taken into account. The results of a model calculation are presented. They suggest that for a realistic situation translational diffusion should be about four times faster in relation to rotational diffusion than in the isotropic case.
|Additional Information:||© 1975 by the National Academy of Sciences. Contributed by M. Delbrück, June 9, 1975.|
|Subject Keywords:||diffusion; membranes|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||04 Sep 2007|
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