Simulations of Interacting Membranes
Abstract
The liquid crystalline model biomembrane system consisting of a stack of interacting membranes is studied by the newly developed Fourier Monte Carlo simulation technique. In comparison to perturbation theory, substantial quantitative discrepancies are found that affect determination of interbilayer interactions. A harmonic theory is also routinely used to interpret xray scattering line shapes; this is shown to be valid because the distance dependence of the simulated correlation functions can be fairly well fit by the harmonic theory.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.physics/9805005
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/9805005
 Bibcode:
 1998physics...5005G
 Keywords:

 Biological Physics;
 Computational Physics
 EPrint:
 4 pages, 6 figures