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Photo-induced Destruction of Giant Vesicles in Methylene Blue Solutions.

Caetano, W.; Haddad, P.S.; Itri, R.; Severino, D.; Vieira, V.C.; Baptista, M.S.; Schröder, A.; Marques, C.M.

Friday 18 July 2008, by mcube members

We study the photodecomposition of phospholipid bilayers in aqueous solutions of methylene blue. Observation
of giant unilamellar vesicles under an optical microscope reveals a consistent pattern of membrane disruption as a
function of methylene blue concentration and photon density for different substrates supporting the vesicles.