Measurement of voltage dependence of capacitance of bilayer lipid membrane under the existence of ion carriers

Shigeru Toyama, Asao Nakamura, Fujio Toda

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Abstract

The capacitance of a bilayer lipid membrane depends on the applied voltage. The difference of the boundary potentials of the two surfaces of the membrane can be obtained by using this property. However the conventional method have not taken the existence of ion-carrier in membrane into consideration. The current of ion-carrier changes nonlinearly by the applied voltage on the membrane, which cause difficulty to measure the voltage dependence of the capacitance. Here a method to avoid such difficulty is described The validity of the method was checked both by experimentally and by the computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3940-3952
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume60
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Nov
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • BEM
  • Capacitance
  • Ion-carrier
  • Measurement
  • Nonactin
  • Nonlinearity

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Measurement of voltage dependence of capacitance of bilayer lipid membrane under the existence of ion carriers. / Toyama, Shigeru; Nakamura, Asao; Toda, Fujio.

In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 60, No. 11, 11.1991, p. 3940-3952.

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