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## Tolman lengthThe ## Additional recommended knowledge(1) In this expression, Δ Another way to define the tolman length is to consider the radius dependence of the surface tension, σ( (2) Here σ( In both definitions (1) and (2) the Tolman length is defined as a coefficient in an expansion in 1 / Furthermore, the Tolman length can be related to the radius of spontaneous curvature when one compares the free energy method of Helfrich with the method of Tolman:
Any result for the Tolman length therefore gives information about the radius of spontaneous curvature, Apart from being related to the radius of spontaneous curvature, the Tolman length can also be linked to the
where σ
where Δρ
where the ## References- R.C. Tolman, J. Chem. Phys.
**17**, 333 (1949) - J.S. Rowlinson and B. Widom,
*Molecular Theory of Capillarity (Clarendon, Oxford, 1982)* - E.M. Blokhuis and J. Kuipers, J. Chem. Phys.
**124**, 074701 (2006)
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