Bilayer-Bilayer Interactions

Authored by: Marsh Derek

Handbook of Lipid Bilayers

Print publication date:  February  2013
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9781420088328
eBook ISBN: 9781420088335
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420088335-20

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Abstract

The forces between lipid bilayers consist of four main components: the van der Waals attraction, the hydration repulsion, the fluctuation forces and the electrostatic repulsion. For very close approach, there is also a steric repulsion between headgroups.

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