Shape Transformations of Vesicles Induced by Their Adhesion toFlat Surfaces

Jeel Raval and W. T. Góźdź

ACS Omega, 5, 26, 16099–16105 (2020)


AbstractThe shape transformations of lipid vesicles induced by the adhesion to a flat surface is investigated. We perform the calculations within the framework of the Helfrich spontaneous curvature model. The calculations were performed for a few values of the reduced volume and the spontaneous curvature. The range of stability for different shapes (oblate, prolate, and stomatocyte) of adhered vesicles is determined. New physical phenomena such as budding induced by the adhesion of vesicles are reported.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.