DOI > 10.5291/ILL-DATA.EASY-341

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Internal layer structure a novel lipid/graphene biomembrane superstructure


Understanding the interactions between lipids and graphene promises to be effective towards measuring experimentally biochemical phenomena within lipid monolayers and bilayers. Our initial results show that the deposition of graphene on a lipid monolayer results in a more ordered and extended monolayer than regions without graphene. The lipid molecules change their conformation in presence of graphene on top, perhaps suggesting that the lipids follow the natural wavy conformation of graphene. Additional studies by Neutron reflectometry helped us to understand the molecular organization within the layered lipid/graphene and lipid/graphene/lipid hybrid monomolecular films. But further insights on how such graphene stabilizes and interacts with lipid monolayers/bilayers will be important to have a successful encapsulation of graphene within a lipid bilayer that could be lifted from their supports without disrupting the lipid-lipid and graphene-lipid interactions.

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charitat and FRAGNETO Giovanna. (2018). Internal layer structure a novel lipid/graphene biomembrane superstructure. Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) doi:10.5291/ILL-DATA.EASY-341

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Experiment Parameters

  • Experiment energy

    2-20 Angstrom
  • Experiment res energy


Sample Parameters

  • Formula

    • 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine