Intrinsic Curvature

Some articles on intrinsic curvature, curvature:

Lipid Bilayer - Mechanics
... bending modulus is defined as the energy required to deform a membrane from its intrinsic curvature to some other curvature ... Intrinsic curvature is defined by the ratio of the diameter of the head group to that of the tail group ... For two-tailed PC lipids, this ratio is nearly one so the intrinsic curvature is nearly zero ...
Lipid Bilayer Mechanics - Curvature
... a given lipid forms is its shape (i.e.- its intrinsic curvature) ... Intrinsic curvature is defined by the ratio of the diameter of the head group to that of the tail group ... For two-tailed PC lipids, this ratio is nearly one so the intrinsic curvature is nearly zero ...

Famous quotes containing the word intrinsic:

    To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.
    Joan Didion (b. 1934)