Structure of water at interfaces with nanometer solutes and bioenergetics

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

This is a proposal for a theoretical study, by combined numerical simulations and analytical techniques, of the structure and dynamics of the interface of water in contact with a solute of nanometer dimension. The main focus is on the eect of interfacial water on the polarization and electrostatic interactions at the protein-water interface in application to electron transport by redox proteins. Redox proteins are employed by biology's energy chains to transport electrons across the cellular membrane. This process is a major step in the overall bioenergetics of the cell.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/126/30/15

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $281,000.00

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