Instability of myelin tubes under dehydration: Deswelling of layered cylindrical structures

C. M. Chen, C. F. Schmidt, P. D. Olmsted, F. C. MacKintosh

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The formation of myelin tubes under dehydration by curvature elasticity was studied. It was shown that the cylindrical geometry is stable for infinitesimal dehydration, and the surface area of dehydrated layers is reduced due to an inplane compression.

Original languageEnglish
Article number050903
Pages (from-to)050903/1-050903/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5 I
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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