Lipid Multilayer Nanostructures on Surfaces as Bioinspired Compartments

Lenhert, Steven

Lipid bilayer membranes form the basis of compartments such as cells and organelles in biology. Fabrication of lipid multilayer nanostructures on surfaces allows the recreation of this compartmentalization function in semi-synthetic environments. Encapsulation of different lipophilic materials into fluid lipid multilayer nanostructures on surfaces has potential for applications in high throughput drug screening and label free sensor microarrays.