Phase Heterogeneities of Lipidic Aggregates
We propose a model for explanation the “domain-wall” type configuration states in binary lipid mixtures of cationic and neutral lipids, associated with observed relaxation effects in their aggregates. We apply the analogy with formation of Kibble-Zurek topological defects, which we suppose connected with structural dynamics of the lipid phases. In frames of the proposed model, the density of kink-type defects and the energy of the configurations are calculated.
Igor S. Golovin and Daniil M. Levin
L.V. Elnikova "Phase Heterogeneities of Lipidic Aggregates", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 137, pp. 209-214, 2008