Membraneless compartments and chemically active nanodroplets

TYPEStatistical & Bio Seminar
Speaker:Yitzhak Rabin
Affiliation:Bar Ilan University
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Nathan Rosen (300)

We introduce a model of chemically active particles of a multi-component fluid that can change their interactions with other particles depending on their state. Since such switching of interactions can only be maintained by the input of chemical energy, the system is inherently non-equilibrium. Focusing on a scenario where the equilibrium interactions would lead to condensation into a liquid droplet, and despite the relative simplicity of the interaction rules, these systems display a wealth of interesting and novel behaviors such as oscillations of droplet size and molecular sorting, and raise the possibility of spatio-temporal control of chemical reactions on the nanoscale.