Dynamics of a bilayer membrane with membrane-solvent partial slip boundary conditions

Kento Yasuda, Ryuichi Okamoto, Shigeyuki Komura, Jean Baptiste Fournier

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We discuss the dynamics of a bilayer membrane with partial slip boundary conditions between the monolayers and the bulk fluid. Using Onsager’s variational principle to account for the associated dissipations, we derive the coupled dynamic equations for the membrane height and the excess lipid density. The newly introduced friction coefficients appear in the renormalized fluid viscosities. For ordinary lipid bilayer membranes, we find that it is generally justified to ignore the effects of permeation and parallel slip at the membrane surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalSoft Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2018


  • Dissipation
  • hydrodynamics
  • membranes
  • relaxation rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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