Dissipative particle dynamics study of spontaneous vesicle formation of amphiphilic molecules

Satoru Yamamoto, Yutaka Maruyama, Shi Aki Hyodo

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Abstract

The spontaneous vesicle formation of amphiphilic molecules in aqueous solution was studied by a dissipative particle dynamics(DPD) simulation. A coarse-grained model, which contains a hydrophilic head group and a hydrophobic tail group, was utilized to represent the amphiphilic molecule. Simulation results showed a spontaneous vesicle formation through the intermediate state of a bilayer membrane, from a randomly dispersed system and a bilayer structure of the amphiphile for the initial condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5842-5849
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume116
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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