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Published August 4, 2006 | public
Journal Article

Ultrafast Electron Crystallography of Phospholipids


The structure and dynamics of monolayer and bilayer (see picture) phospholipids have been studied with spatiotemporal resolutions by ultrafast electron crystallography. The expansion and restructuring of the chains were observed after a femtosecond temperature jump in the substrate, and a transient structural ordering was revealed. The atomic forces were identified to be coherent in the non-equilibrium state of the assembly.

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© 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Received: May 5, 2006. Version of Record online: 31 Jul 2006. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation. We thank Prof. J. Heath for the use of his LB facility, E. DeIonno, J.-W. Choi, P. Cao, Dr. Y. Luo, and Dr. H. Yu for advice and discussion on LB films, and the three referees for helpful suggestions.

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