Membrane vesicle formation
Participating group members: David Zhao
 

 

Vesicles, or closed shell-like structures, are commonly formed from lipid membranes.  They are useful for encapsulating drugs and other products, for targeted or time-released delivery.  We are using a simple mechanical representation of the membrane to calculate the free energy landscape of the formation of vesicles from membrane fragments.
  Simulation snapshot of a large irregular vesicle

 

 

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