"Membrane elasticity - Computational modeling and theoretical study"
Dr. Oded Farago
Materials Research Laboratory, UCSB
One of the factors limiting the size of membranes in computer simulations
is the large number of solvent molecules which fill the simulation cell.
We have recently developed a novel computer model of bilayer membranes in
which the membranes are simulated without the embedding solvent as if they
were in vacuum. Using this new model we have been able to investigate the
behavior of large membranes containing 1000 lipids. In the talk I will present
the results of computer simulations demonstrating the efficiency of the model
and its ability to mimic the physical behavior of bilayer membranes. I will
explain some of the numerical results using theoretical arguments.
Host: Prof. Yacov Kantor, 6416203