Volume 33, Number 4, February I 1996
|Page(s)||321 - 326|
|Section||Cross-disciplinary physics and related areas ofscience and technology|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Shape fluctuations of active membranes
Institut Curie, Section de Recherche,
11 rue P. et M. Curie,
75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
2 ESPCI - 10 rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
3 Physics Department, UCLA - Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA
Accepted: 14 December 1995
We present a simple model to study the statistical fluctuations of membranes containing active proteins. We show that the long-wavelength limit of the shape fluctuation spectrum of active membranes diverges with a power law which is different from that of membranes in thermal equilibrium. This leads to a persistence length for active membranes which is much shorter than that of equilibrium membranes.
PACS: 82.65.Dp – Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces / 87.22.Bt – Membrane and subcellular physics and structure
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