Electrochemical and Photon Polarization Modulation Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy study of the electric field-driven transformations of a Phospholipid Bilayer supported at a Gold Electrode Surface

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  • I Zawisza
  • A Lachenwitzer
  • V Zamlynny
  • Sarah Horswell
  • JD Goddard
  • And 1 others
  • J Lipkowski

Colleges, School and Institutes


Electrochemistry and polarization modulation Fourier transform infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-FTIRRAS) was employed to investigate fusion of small unilamellar vesicles of 1,2dioyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidyl choline (DOPC) onto the Au(111) electrode. Electrochemical studies demonstrated that the DOPC vesicles fuse and spread onto the gold electrode surface at small charge densities -8 microC cm(-2)


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4055-4075
Number of pages21
JournalBiophysical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003