Electrodiffusion in ionic channels of biological membranes

Wolfgang Nonner, Bob Eisenberg

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Ionic channels, an important class of biological molecules, are the main pathways by which substances move into cells. The channel is represented as a distribution of fixed charge, and the ion as a mobile charge with a diffusion coefficient. The shape of the electric field is found to be a sensitive function of ionic conditions and the potential difference across the channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-162
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2000
Event5th Liblice Conference on Statiscal Mechanics of Liquids - Zelesna Ruda, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 7 1998Jun 12 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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