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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Adhesion of Two-component Vesicle Membranes
Seminar:SIAM Student Chapter Seminar
Speaker:Yanxiang Zhao, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
We study the adhesion of multi-component vesicle membrane to flat/curved substrates. By introducing a phase field function, we can distinguish the different components of the vesicle membranes, and formulate the total energy in terms of phase field function to describe the equilibrium shapes of the vesicle membranes. By numerically solving the equilibrium equations (Euler-Lagrange equations), we find a number of representative membrane shapes with a variety of parameter values. We discuss the stability of the vesicle membranes enduring the adhesion, and reveal that adhesion can promote the phase separation for the vesicle membranes.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:09 / 07 / 2010
Time:12:10pm - 01:25pm