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

By Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner

Every one quantity of the Advances in Chemical Physics sequence discusses points of the nation of numerous topics in chemical physics and similar fields, with chapters written through most sensible researchers within the box. studies released in Advances in Chemical Physics are usually longer than these released in journals, offering the distance wanted for readers to completely seize the subject, together with basics, most recent discoveries, purposes, and rising avenues of research.

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

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The predictions and observations that capsid assembly yields are nonmonotonic with respect to driving forces have contributed to a wider understanding that many examples of self-assembly are most efficient when structures are stabilized by numerous relatively weak interactions [87,111,115,124,138,151,152,157,160,176-180]. While strong interparticle bonds stabilize the ordered equilibrium state, they also promote and stabilize the two kinetic traps described above that frustrate assembly. Thus, effective self-assembly proceeds by relatively transient bond formation, with bond-breaking events that are nearly as frequent as bond formations.

Resembling tailed bacteriophages), as well as multishelled structures. Continuum elasticity theory has also shed light on capsid shapes. , icosahedral) [192] was reproduced by continuum elastic models in which the faceting corresponds to a buckling transition [193,194]. A similar approach was applied to spherocylindrical and conical shells [195] and reproduced features of retrovirus capsid shapes [196]. 2. Dynamics of Forming Icosahedral Geometries Berger et al. proposed a system of ‘‘local rules’’ [197] in which subunit--subunit binding interactions are highly conformation specific; that is, subunits with a particular conformation, A, bind strongly to A-sites on a growing capsid (binding sites for which the conformations of neighboring subunits favor the A MODELING VIRAL CAPSID ASSEMBLY 41 conformation), but bind weakly or not at all to other sites.

No Assembly at Equilibrium. In this regime, the interactions driving assembly are too weak to overcome the rotational and mixing entropy of free subunits, and virtually all subunits are present as free dimer in equilibrium. B, this regime corresponds to subunit concentrations below a critical value ???? < ????∗ , whose value depends on the subunit--subunit binding free energy; the values of ????∗ are shown as dashed and white lines in Figs. 14 and 16, respectively. 2. No Assembly on Relevant Timescales Due to a Nucleation Barrier.

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