Date of Award

Fall 9-2015

Embargo Period

6-16-2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Physics

Advisor(s)

John F. Nagle

Abstract

Recent simulations have indicated that the traditional Helfrich-Canham model for topographical fluctuations in fluid phase biomembranes should be enriched to include molecular tilt. Experimental evidence supporting the aforementioned enrichment is reported.

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