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Simulating Membrane Fluctuations

Maji, Sandip (2014) Simulating Membrane Fluctuations. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    The thesis contains work in the field of membrane biophysics focusing mainly on free membrane fluctuation with and without surface tension. And also some amount of data analysis is also presented in this thesis. Cell membrane performs a lot of biological function. Cell membrane sends signal for all biological process required to do. There are lots of thing are still unknown about how membrane perform these complex functions. There may be some physical factor responsible for controlling these functions. We are trying to develop a simple physical model which can describe some of the biological function. We are examining if this surface area regulation of cell membrane can explained in term of pinning and tension. Initial groundwork needed to prove our hypothesis has been done here. We simulate free membrane fluctuation with zero and non-zero surface tension. PSD value from simulation is close that of experimental value.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisor: Bidisha Sinha
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Membrane; Membrane Fluctuations; Simulation
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 12:33
    Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/212

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