Advisor

Kwan Hsu

Date of Award

8-9-1974

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (47 p.)

Subjects

Pentachlorophenol, Lipid membranes, Electric conductivity, Biological transport

DOI

10.15760/etd.2061

Abstract

The effects of pentachlorophenol (PCP), a widely used pesticide, on the electrical characteristics of lipid bilayer membranes has been studied. When a small amount of PCP (even at a concentration of a few micromoles per liter) is present in the electrolytic solution surrounding the membrane, the electrical conductivity of the membrane significantly increases. The present work was concerned with detailed measurements of the changes in the conductivity caused by PCP under chemically controlled conditions. The experimental results were analyzed to determine the permanent species in the membrane, and an attempt was made to correlate the data with existing models of transport.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/13107

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