Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Academic Year  2003 - 2004

The seminar is held in Room 204 in the Shenkar Physics Building, every Monday at 16:00


November 17, 2003

"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
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For more information or for directions to 204 Shenkar please contact: Chava Belson  03-6408300

To suggest potential speakers or register feedback contact:  Ron Lifshitz  03-6405145

Sponsored by:   The Condensed Matter Physics Department, The School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.