Pearling of lipid vesicles induced by nanoparticles

Yan Yu, Steve Granick

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(Figure Presented) We show that cationic nanoparticles encapsulated within vesicles of phosphocholine lipid can induce pearling. The dynamic process occurs as two stages: formation of tubular protrusions followed by pearling instability. The breakup into individual vesicles can be controlled by nanoparticle concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14158-14159
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 14 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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