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Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Condensed Matter Physics | Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
This thesis shows how controlling adhesive interactions among lipid bilayer vesicles and surrounding polymers or particles leads to formation of new mesoscopic and macroscopic structures. The vesicle-gel reported could find application as a closed-cell, 99% water solid platform for releasing cargo in response to a stimulus, either by tuning membrane permeability or by disruption of the vesicles.
Cao, Rui, "AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF LIPID-MEMBRANE BASED STRUCTURE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A RESPONSIVE SYSTEM" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations. 2285.