Comparison of calculated chain order in a membrane with the deuteron magnetic resonance data. Order parameter at 28 C is shown as a function of a position along the chain.
---- calculation for
different values of lateral pressure (in dynes/cm);
The results indicated the existence of lateral pressure in bilayer and biological membranes. The integral value of pressure is of the order of 25 dynes/cm. This value remains unchanged today, but the full pressure profile is known from more recent work by Gruen and by Ben-Shaul and collaborators.
From: S Marcelja,
in Liquid Crystals II. Structure of bilayer