Nanotech 2004 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Bio Nano Computational Methods and Applications Chapter 5

A Monte Carlo Study of a Model of Globular Protein Nanoparticles

Authors: D.L. Pagan, M.E. Gracheva and J.D. Gunton

Affilation: Lehigh University, United States

Pages: 172 - 175

Keywords: nano-particle, self-assembly, Monte Carlo, proteins

We explore the metastable fluid-fluid coexistence curve of the modified Lennard-Jones model of globular proteins of ten Wolde and Frenkel [4]. Using grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations along with mixed-field finitesize scaling and histogram rewighting, we estimate the critical temperature to be T°Ë c (1) = :4145(5) at infinite volume. The subcritical region of the metastable fluid-fluid coexistence curve is obtained using the hyperparallel tempering method. In close proximity to the critical point, a region previously unattained by simulation, the phase diagram is calculated.

ISBN: 0-9728422-7-6
Pages: 521
Hardcopy: $79.95