Table 1 

Parameters. 

Parameter 
Abbreviation 
Value 
Reference 


Spine Volume 
V_{spine} 
0.5 μm^{3} 
[55] 
Spine Area 
A_{spine} 
3.05 μm^{2} 
calculated from above 
Area of PSD 
A_{PSD} 
0.27 μm^{2} 
calculated from above 
Radius of PSD 
r_{PSD} 
295.4 nm 
calculated from above 
Area of ESM 
A_{ESM} 
2.78 μm^{2} 
calculated from above 
Radius of AMPAR head particle 
r_{AMPAR_ head} 
5 nm 

Radius of AMPAR tail particle 
r_{AMPAR_tail} 
3 nm 

Radius of Scaffold particle 
r_{scaffold} 
3 nm 

Diffusion Coefficient of AMPAR 
D_{AMPAR} 
0.45 μm^{2}/s 
[28] 
Receptor density in ESM 
20 μm^{2} 
[19] 

Binding Radius 
σ 
0.5 nm 
this article 


Parameters used in the reference model 

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