Encapsulation of Graphene in Phospholipid Membranes
March Meeting 2010
Hybrid graphene-membrane superstructures
Presented Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
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.
A. Titov, P. Král and R. Pearson, Sandwiched Graphene-Membrane Superstructures, ACS Nano 4, 229 (2010).
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