Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 155 by Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner

By Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner

Each one quantity of the Advances in Chemical Physics sequence discusses features of the nation of various matters in chemical physics and similar fields, with chapters written through most sensible researchers within the box. experiences released in Advances in Chemical Physics tend to be longer than these released in journals, supplying the gap wanted for readers to totally grab the subject, together with basics, most recent discoveries, functions, and rising avenues of research.

Volume one hundred fifty five explores:
• Modeling viral capsid assembly
• fees at aqueous interfaces, together with the advance of computational ways in direct touch with the experiment
• concept and simulation advances in solute precipitate nucleation
• A computational point of view of water within the liquid state
• development of power services for lattice heteropolymer versions, together with effective encodings for constraint pride programming and quantum annealing

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When nucleation is fast compared to elongation [????kt in Eq. (19)], too many capsids nucleate at early times, and the pool of free subunits or small intermediates becomes depleted before a significant number of capsids are completed. This phenomenon can be seen readily in the time series shown in the right panel of Fig. 13. Except to the extent that the remaining partial capsids have geometries that allow for direct binding, further assembly requires the analog of Ostwald ripening, in which subunits unbind from smaller partial capsids and are scavenged by larger intermediates.

92,93,213,214,214--223]). The packaged nucleic acids are less ordered than their protein containers and hence have been more difficult to characterize. However, cryo-EM experiments have identified that the nucleotide densities are nonuniform, with a peak near the inner capsid surface and relatively low densities in the interior [216,224,225]. , [93,216,223]). While atomistic detail has not been possible in these experiments, all-atom models have been derived from equilibrium simulations [1,226].

19)]. This correspondence could be tested experimentally by comparing elongation times measured by single-molecule experiments [96--98] with lag times measured by bulk experiments. 3. The Slow Approach to Equilibrium To this point in this section, we have made the simplifying assumption that there is a fixed critical nucleus size. However, Eq. (13) shows that in general the critical nucleus size is a function of the free subunit concentration. As subunits are converted into capsids by the reaction, the free subunit concentration (????1 ) decreases and hence the nucleation barrier grows.

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