Kinks and Breathers in Nonlinear Dynamics of Microtubules
Nonlinear dynamics of microtubules is studied. One radial degree of freedom per dimer is assumed and the used model is called phi - model. Four mathematical procedures yielding kink solitons are explained. In addition, semi discrete approximation is also explained and it is shown that this mathematical method brings about breathers moving along microtubules.
Keywords:Nonlinear dynamics of microtubules / partial differential equations / ordinary differential equations / kink solitons / breathers
Source:AIP Conference Proceedings, 2014, 1618, 1021-1025
- International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2014 (ICCMSE), Apr 04-07, 2014, Athens, Greece