Diffuse interface modeling of biomimetic membranes

Qiang Du
Pennsylvania State University

(May 9, 2011 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Diffuse interface modeling of biomimetic membranes

Abstract

We discuss diffuse interface (phase field) models of both single-component and multi-component vesicle membranes. We also consider models for the interactions of vesicles with an adhesive substrate and those with a background fluid. We present the mathematical derivations and compare results of numerical simulations with experimental findings.