Bicelles, Disks, and Domains
Participating Group members : Frank Jiang

We are working to understand the self-assembly and ordering of disk-like aggregates such as have been described in "bicelle" mixtures of the lipids DMPC and DHPC.  One representation of theses systems is a collection of flat polygonal objects, whose number, size and shape will vary in response to equilibrium conditions.  Some snapshots from preliminary simulations are shown here.
 

Snapshot of simulation box of isotropic disks

Snapshot of simulation box of orientationally ordered

 

 

 

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