Reaction-diffusion system in a vesicle with semi-permeable membrane

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    Abstract

    We study the Schlögl model in a vesicle with semi-permeable membrane. The diffusion constant takes a smaller value in the membrane region, which prevents the outflow of self-catalytic product. A nonequilibrium state is stably maintained inside of the vesicle. Nutrients are absorbed and waste materials are exhausted through the membrane by diffusion. It is interpreted as a model of primitive metabolism in a cell.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number054004
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Volume75
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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