Zoran Konkoli

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We propose a simple model for reaction-diffusion systems with orientational constraints on the reactivity of particles, and map it onto a field theory with upper critical dimension dc52. To the two-loop level, long-time particle density N(t) is given by the same universal expression as for a nonsteric system, with N(t);t for d<2. For slow rotations of the(More)
Methods based on self-assembly, self-organization, and forced shape transformations to form synthetic or semisynthetic enclosed lipid bilayer structures with several properties similar to biological nanocompartments are reviewed. The procedures offer unconventional micro- and nanofabrication routes to yield complex soft-matter devices for a variety of(More)
Scientific literature dealing with the rates, mechanisms, and thermodynamic properties of chemical reactions in condensed media almost exclusively assumes that reactions take place in volumes that do not change over time. The reaction volumes are compact (such as a sphere, a cube, or a cylinder) and do not vary in shape. In this review article, we discuss(More)
We present a technique to initiate chemical reactions involving few reactants inside micrometer-scale biomimetic vesicles (10(-12) to 10(-15) L) integral to three-dimensional surfactant networks. The shape of these networks is under dynamic control, allowing for transfer and mixing of two or several reactants at will. Specifically, two nanotube-connected(More)
We demonstrate that a transition from a compact geometry (sphere) to a structured geometry (several spheres connected by nanoconduits) in nanotube-vesicle networks (NVNs) induces an ordinary enzyme-catalyzed reaction to display wavelike properties. The reaction dynamics can be controlled directly by the geometry of the network, and such networks can be used(More)
  • Zoran Konkoli
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
  • 2005
The main motivation behind this study is to understand the interplay between the reactions and transport in a geometries that are not compact. Typical examples of compact geometries are a box or a sphere. A network made of containers C(1) , C(2),..., C(N) and tubes is an example of the space that is structured and noncompact. In containers, particles react(More)
We study numerically the filtering capabilities of a nanoscale network of two micrometer-sized containers joined by a nanotube, one of which hosts an enzymatic chemical reaction. Spatiotemporal chemical signals of substrate molecules are injected into the network. The substrate propagates by diffusion and reacts with enzymes distributed in the network prior(More)
  • Zoran Konkoli
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
  • 2004
Theoretical methods for dealing with diffusion-controlled reactions inevitably rely on some kind of approximation, and to find the one that works on a particular problem is not always easy. Here the approximation used by Bogolyubov to study a weakly nonideal Bose gas, referred to as the weakly nonideal Bose gas approximation (WBGA), is applied in the(More)
A simple multiparticle reaction model was studied where reactants A react with (a possibly large) stoichiometric coefficient k. Each reaction forms a product molecule P, and every product molecule can be split into k A particles through the back reaction. To study the fluctuations in particle numbers a novel approach has been developed; to be referred to as(More)
Noise characteristics of a simple multiparticle reaction model were investigated. The model can describe strongly cooperative reactions and is defined as follows. Particles A react in clusters of size k and each reaction forms a product molecule P. The back reaction is also allowed, and each cluster can dissociate into k reactants A. To describe a situation(More)