Determination of pore size of catanionic icosahedral aggregates

Karine Glinel, Monique Dubois, Jean Marc Verbavatz, Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Thomas Zemb

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We show that it is possible to measure the porosity of facetted micron-sized hollow icosahedra of catanionic solutions by performing fluorescence recovery after photobleaching measurements. The size of spontaneous permanent pores in bilayers formed via molecular segregation is compatible with what is observed by freeze-fracture electron microscopy and is discussed versus theoretical expressions of bending energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8546-8551
Number of pages6
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


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