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A Highly Oriented Cubic Phase Formed by Lipids under Shear

Seddon, Annela M.; Lotze, Gudrun; Plivelic, Tomás LU and Squires, Adam M. (2011) In Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(Online August 8, 2011). p.13860-13863
Abstract
We demonstrate the formation of a macroscopically oriented inverse bicontinuous cubic (QII) lipid phase from a sponge (L3) phase by controlled hydration during shear flow. The L3 phase was the monoolein/butanediol/water system; the addition of water reduces

the butanediol concentration, inducing the formation of a

diamond (QIID) cubic phase, which is oriented by the shear flow. The phenomenon was reproduced in both capillary and Couette geometries, indicating that this represents a robust general route for the production of highly aligned bulkQII samples, with applications in nanomaterial templating and protein research.
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Journal of the American Chemical Society
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Online August 8, 2011
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13860 - 13863
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10.1021/ja2053336
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the butanediol concentration, inducing the formation of a<br/><br>
diamond (QIID) cubic phase, which is oriented by the shear flow. The phenomenon was reproduced in both capillary and Couette geometries, indicating that this represents a robust general route for the production of highly aligned bulkQII samples, with applications in nanomaterial templating and protein research.},
  author       = {Seddon, Annela M. and Lotze, Gudrun and Plivelic, Tomás and Squires, Adam M.},
  issn         = {1520-5126},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Online August 8, 2011},
  pages        = {13860--13863},
  publisher    = {The American Chemical Society},
  series       = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  title        = {A Highly Oriented Cubic Phase Formed by Lipids under Shear},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja2053336},
  volume       = {133},
  year         = {2011},
}