Encapsulation of Graphene in Phospholipid Membranes

March Meeting 2010

Hybrid graphene-membrane superstructures


Alexey Titov
Ryan Pearson
Petr Král

Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Encapsulation of Graphene in Phospholipid Membranes

We demonstrate by molecular dynamics simulations that graphene sheets could be hosted inside biological membranes. These hybrid graphene-membrane superstructures may be formed by preparing hydrated phospholipid micelles containing individual graphene flakes, which can be then fused with the membrane.

References

A. Titov, P. Král and R. Pearson, Sandwiched Graphene-Membrane Superstructures, ACS Nano 4, 229 (2010).

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