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Membranes 2017, 7(3), 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes7030044

Polymeric and Lipid Membranes—From Spheres to Flat Membranes and vice versa

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Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Educational Research Institute of Nanostructures and Biosystems, Saratov State University, Astrakhanskaya 83, 410012 Saratov, Russia
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Received: 24 June 2017 / Revised: 24 July 2017 / Accepted: 10 August 2017 / Published: 15 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Membrane Applications in Water Treatment)
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Abstract

Membranes are important components in a number of systems, where separation and control of the flow of molecules is desirable. Controllable membranes represent an even more coveted and desirable entity and their development is considered to be the next step of development. Typically, membranes are considered on flat surfaces, but spherical capsules possess a perfect “infinite” or fully suspended membranes. Similarities and transitions between spherical and flat membranes are discussed, while applications of membranes are also emphasized. View Full-Text
Keywords: layer-by-layer membranes; microcapsules; induced release; permeability of membranes layer-by-layer membranes; microcapsules; induced release; permeability of membranes
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Saveleva, M.S.; Lengert, E.V.; Gorin, D.A.; Parakhonskiy, B.V.; Skirtach, A.G. Polymeric and Lipid Membranes—From Spheres to Flat Membranes and vice versa. Membranes 2017, 7, 44.

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