“Water-free” computer model for fluid bilayer membranes

  title={“Water-free” computer model for fluid bilayer membranes},
  author={Oded Farago},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Physics},
  • O. Farago
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Physics
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
We use a simple and efficient computer model to investigate the physical properties of bilayer membranes. The amphiphilic molecules are modeled as short rigid trimers with finite range pair interactions between them. The pair potentials have been designed to mimic the hydrophobic interactions, and to allow the simulation of the membranes without the embedding solvent as if the membrane is in vacuum. We find that upon decreasing the area density of the molecules the membrane undergoes a solid… 

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