Advisor

Makoto Takeo

Date of Award

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (66 p.)

Subjects

Electrodiffusion, Ion flow dynamics, Bilayer lipid membranes

DOI

10.15760/etd.3237

Abstract

The question of how ions interact with each other and with the potential energy barrier in thin lipid bilayer membranes has interested investigators for several years. The application of electrodiffusion theory to the study of this question is the central theme of this work. We have calculated current-voltage curves for barriers of various shapes and heights, in each case by means of numerically integrating the exact electrodiffusion equation as well as this same equation in the constant field approximation. We have also calculated the total charge in the membrane for the same conditions under which we have calculated the current-voltage curves.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18668

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