Phase separation dynamics and lateral organization of two-component lipid membranes

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Phase separation dynamics and lateral organization of two-component lipid membranes. / Jørgensen, K.; Mouritsen, O. G.

In: Biophysical Journal, Vol. 69, No. 3, 01.01.1995, p. 942-954.

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Jørgensen, K & Mouritsen, OG 1995, 'Phase separation dynamics and lateral organization of two-component lipid membranes', Biophysical Journal, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 942-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3495(95)79968-4

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Jørgensen, K., & Mouritsen, O. G. (1995). Phase separation dynamics and lateral organization of two-component lipid membranes. Biophysical Journal, 69(3), 942-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3495(95)79968-4

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Jørgensen K, Mouritsen OG. Phase separation dynamics and lateral organization of two-component lipid membranes. Biophysical Journal. 1995 Jan 1;69(3):942-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3495(95)79968-4

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Jørgensen, K. ; Mouritsen, O. G. / Phase separation dynamics and lateral organization of two-component lipid membranes. In: Biophysical Journal. 1995 ; Vol. 69, No. 3. pp. 942-954.

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