Journal article

EXTRACTION OF MEMBRANE MICRO-VISCOSITY FROM TRANSLATIONAL AND ROTATIONAL DIFFUSION-COEFFICIENTS

BD HUGHES, BA PAILTHORPE, LR WHITE, WH SAWYER

Biophysical Journal | BIOPHYSICAL SOCIETY | Published : 1982

Abstract

We report the exact calculation of the Stokes drag for cylindrical particles diffusing in Saffman's model membrane. Simultaneous prediction of lateral and rotational diffusion coefficients suggests that microviscosities may not be as large as previously thought and implicates the bathing viscosities.

University of Melbourne Researchers