Apparent flexoelectricity in lipid bilayer membranes due to external charge and dipolar distributions

F. Ahmadpoor, Q. Deng, L. P. Liu, P. Sharma

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Abstract

In this Rapid Communication we show that the interplay between the deformation geometric-nonlinearity and distributions of external charges and dipoles lead to the renormalization of the membrane's native flexoelectric response. Our work provides a framework for a mesoscopic interpretation of flexoelectricity and if necessary, artificially "design" tailored flexoelectricity in membranes. Comparisons with experiments indicate reasonable quantitative agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number050701
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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