Membrane Ribbons

This video shows the reversible transition of a 2D colloidal membrane composed of fluid disk viruses into several connected 1D twisted ribbons. The full duration of the movie is 11.9 minutes, and the diameter of the membrane is about 10 microns.  

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Journalists wishing to reproduce this image for news stories about related research should include this video credit: Robert Meyer (Brandeis University).