Role of fluctuations in membrane models:thermal versus nonthermal


We study the comparative importance of thermal to nonthermal fluctuations for membrane-based models in the linear regime. Our results, both in 1+1 and 2+1 dimensions, suggest that nonthermal fluctuations dominate thermal ones only when the relaxation time τ is large. For moderate to small values of τ, the dynamics is defined by a competition between these two forces. The results are expected to act as a quantitative benchmark for biological modeling in systems involving cytoskeletal and other nonthermal fluctuations. © 2011 American Physical Society.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: biological modeling,cytoskeletal,linear regime,membrane models,nonthermal,Condensed Matter Physics,Statistical and Nonlinear Physics,Statistics and Probability
Publication ISSN: 1550-2376
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 07:10
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 14:35
Full Text Link: http://journals ... sRevE.84.032101
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011-09-20
Authors: Chattopadhyay, Amit K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5499-6008)



Version: Accepted Version

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