Proton NMR was employed as a probe for the collective hydrocarbon chain dynamics in decylammonium chloride [formula presented] a model biomembrane undergoing an irreversible structural phase transition sequence. Our rotating frame spin-lattice relaxation measurements revealed a low-frequency critical collective chain dynamics in the kHz regime, which is associated with the interdigitated to noninterdigitated chain configurational phase transition.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics