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Analyzing mechanisms and microscopic reversibility of self-assembly


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Grant, J., Jack, R. L. and Whitelam, S., 2011. Analyzing mechanisms and microscopic reversibility of self-assembly. Journal of Chemical Physics, 135 (21), 214505.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3662140

    Abstract

    We use computer simulations to investigate self-assembly in a system of model chaperonin proteins, and in an Ising lattice gas. We discuss the mechanisms responsible for rapid and efficient assembly in these systems, and we use measurements of dynamical activity and assembly progress to compare their propensities for kinetic trapping. We use the analytic solution of a simple minimal model to illustrate the key features associated with such trapping, paying particular attention to the number of ways that particles can misbind. We discuss the relevance of our results for the design and control of self-assembly in general.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsGrant, J., Jack, R. L. and Whitelam, S.
    DOI10.1063/1.3662140
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
    Publisher StatementJack_JCP_2011_135_214505.pdf: Copyright (2011) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Grant, J., Jack, R. L. and Whitelam, S., 2011. Analyzing mechanisms and microscopic reversibility of self-assembly. Journal of Chemical Physics, 135 (21) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3662140
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code28117

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