black membrane

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black membrane

[¦blak ′mem‚brān]
(cell molecular)
An artificial planar membrane that forms over a hole in the partition between two aqueous compartments and is optically black when viewed in incident light; used to study the permeability of bilayer membranes and the mobility of bilayer components.
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The bilayer lipid membrane, also called black lipid membrane (BLM) developed by Tien et al., (1) is the most widely experimented model, but due to its fragile structure, it is very difficult to work with BLM.