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Shape deformation of giant vesicles encapsulating charged colloidal particles

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Abstract

We have investigated shape deformations of giant vesicles induced by the confinement of charged colloids. By confining charged colloids densely, the non-spherical vesicles with tube, discocyte, and stomatocyte shapes transformed to multi-bead vesicles composed of n spheres. The size and number of spheres in the multi-bead vesicle are determined by a conservation law of the total volume and area. The morphology transition of the vesicle induced by the charged colloid confinement is caused by the optimization of the free volume of the confined charged colloids in a vesicle.

Graphical abstract: Shape deformation of giant vesicles encapsulating charged colloidal particles

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The article was received on 19 May 2010, accepted on 06 Aug 2010 and first published on 06 Sep 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00396D
Soft Matter, 2010,6, 5359-5366

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    Shape deformation of giant vesicles encapsulating charged colloidal particles

    Y. Natsume, O. Pravaz, H. Yoshida and M. Imai, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5359
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00396D

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