Self-dual bending theory for vesicles

J.R. Benoit, E von Hauff, A Saxena

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We present a self-dual bending theory that may enable a better understanding of highly nonlinear global behaviour observed in biological vesicles. Adopting this topological approach for spherical vesicles of revolution allows us to describe them as frustrated sine-Gordon kinks. Finally, to illustrate an application of our results, we consider a spherical vesicle globally distorted by two polar latex beads.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


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