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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry