Klemen Bohinc

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The expression for the isotropic membrane bending energy was generalized for the case of a multicomponent membrane where the membrane constituents (single molecules or small complexes of molecules-membrane inclusions) were assumed to be anisotropic. Using this generalized expression for the membrane energy it was shown that the change of intrinsic shape of(More)
A theoretical model of a two-component bilayer membrane was used in order to describe the influence of anisotropic membrane inclusions on shapes of membrane daughter micro and nano vesicles. It was shown that for weakly anisotropic inclusions the stable vesicle shapes are only slightly out-of-round. In contrast, for strongly anisotropic inclusions the(More)
A membrane inclusion can be defined as a complex of protein or peptide and the surrounding significantly distorted lipids. We suggest a theoretical model that allows for the estimation of the influence of membrane inclusions on the curvature elastic properties of lipid membranes. Our treatment includes anisotropic inclusions whose energetics depends on(More)
Many separation processes are related to the behavior of ions close to charged surfaces. In this work, we examine uranyl ions, which can be considered as rod-like molecular ions with a spatially distributed charge, embedded in a system of like charged surfaces. The analysis of the system is based on an approximate field theory which is accurate from the(More)
The effect of counterion size on the electrical properties of an electrolyte solution in contact with charged planar, cylindrical and spherical surfaces is considered. Electrostatic interaction is considered by means of the mean electrostatic field, while the finite size of particles constituting the electrolyte solution is considered via the excluded(More)
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