Table 1

Diffusive particle transport through an array of fixed obstacles.

Setup

Np

RD [μs-1]

TD [μs]


no obstacles (control)

20

1.2

8

single layer, repulsive, Ao = 5 nm

17

0.69

8

double layer, repulsive, A0 = 5 nm

15

0.55

12

double layer, repulsive, A0 = 6 nm

11

0.16

10

single layer, attractive, Ao = 5 nm

22

1.2

5

double layer, attractive, A0 = 5 nm

25

1.2

5.5

double layer, attractive, A0 = 6 nm

25

1.0

6

double layer, attractive, A0 = 7.3 nm

27

0.72

7


Number of particles in the simulation volume, Np, rate of particles that crossed the simulation volume, RD, and the time TD that the particles needed to diffuse through the simulation box for the different setups that were simulated.

Geyer BMC Biophysics 2011 4:7   doi:10.1186/2046-1682-4-7

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