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The Phase Diagram of Charged Colloidal Lipid A-Diphosphate Dispersions

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posted on 20.03.2008, 00:00 by Hendrik Reichelt, Chester A. Faunce, Henrich H. Paradies
Small-angle X-ray-scattering, light-scattering, and electron microscope experiments were used to determine the phase transitions of colloidal lipid A-diphosphate aqueous dispersions. The phases detected were a correlated liquid phase, a face-centered cubic (Fd3m) and a body-centered cubic (Im3m) colloidal crystal phase and a new glass phase. These experimentally determined phases were shown to be in accord with theoretically predicted equilibrium phases.