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The morphological relaxation of faceted crystal surfaces is studied via a continuum approach. Our formulation includes (i) an evolution equation for the surface slope that describes step line tension, g1, and step repulsion energy, g3; and (ii) a condition at the facet edge (a free boundary) that accounts for discrete effects via the collapse times, t(n),(More)
Damaged or mismatched bases in DNA can be repaired by base excision repair enzymes (BER) that replace the defective base. Although the detailed molecular structures of many BER enzymes are known, how they colocalize to lesions remains unclear. One hypothesis involves charge transport (CT) along DNA [Yavin et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102, 3546(More)
We unify step bunching ͑SB͒ instabilities occurring under various conditions on crystal surfaces below roughening. We show that when attachment-detachment of atoms at step edges is the rate-limiting process, the SB of interacting, concentric circular steps is equivalent to the commonly observed SB of interacting straight steps under deposition, desorption,(More)
  • Pak-Wing Fok
  • 2012
Plaques are fatty deposits that grow mainly in arteries and develop as a result of a chronic inflammatory response. Plaques are characterized as 'vulnerable' when they have large internal regions of necrosis and are heavily infiltrated by macrophages. The particular composition of a vulnerable plaque renders it susceptible to rupture, which releases(More)
We investigate the dynamics of a one-dimensional asymmetric exclusion process with Langmuir kinetics and a fluctuating wall. At the left-hand boundary, particles are injected onto the lattice; from there, the particles hop to the right. Along the lattice, particles can adsorb or desorb, and the right-hand boundary is defined by a wall particle. The(More)
The surface of a nanostructure relaxing on a substrate consists of a finite number of interacting steps and often involves the expansion of facets. Prior theoretical studies of facet evolution have focused on models with an infinite number of steps, which neglect edge effects caused by the presence of the substrate. By considering diffusion of adsorbed(More)
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A charge transport (CT) mechanism has been proposed in several articles to explain the localization of base excision repair (BER) enzymes to lesions on DNA. The CT mechanism relies on redox reactions of iron-sulfur cofactors that modify the enzyme's binding affinity. These redox reactions are mediated by the DNA strand and involve the exchange of electrons(More)
A moving, solidifying interface that grows by the instantaneous adsorption of a diffusing solute is described by the classic one-sided " Stefan problem " [15, 19]. More generally, the behavior of precipitate growth can depend on both surface kinetics and bulk drift of the depositing species. We generalize the Stefan problem and its interface boundary(More)