Minimal physical requirements for crystal growth self-poisoning

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Show simple item record Whitelam, Stephen Dahal, Yuba R. Schmit, Jeremy D. 2016-09-20T17:31:25Z 2016-09-20T17:31:25Z 2016-02-10
dc.description Citation: Whitelam, S., Dahal, Y. R., & Schmit, J. D. (2016). Minimal physical requirements for crystal growth self-poisoning. Journal of Chemical Physics, 144(6), 7. doi:10.1063/1.4941457
dc.description.abstract Self-poisoning is a kinetic trap that can impair or prevent crystal growth in a wide variety of physical settings. Here we use dynamic mean-field theory and computer simulation to argue that poisoning is ubiquitous because its emergence requires only the notion that a molecule can bind in two (or more) ways to a crystal; that those ways are not energetically equivalent; and that the associated binding events occur with sufficiently unequal probability. If these conditions are met then the steady-state growth rate is in general a non-monotonic function of the thermodynamic driving force for crystal growth, which is the characteristic of poisoning. Our results also indicate that relatively small changes of system parameters could be used to induce recovery from poisoning. (C) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.
dc.rights This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in The Journal of Chemical Physics 144, 064903 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4941457; and may be found at
dc.subject Protein Crystallization
dc.subject Nucleation
dc.subject Number
dc.subject Chemistry
dc.subject Physics
dc.title Minimal physical requirements for crystal growth self-poisoning
dc.type Article 2016
dc.citation.doi 10.1063/1.4941457
dc.citation.issn 0021-9606
dc.citation.issue 6
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Chemical Physics
dc.citation.spage 7
dc.citation.volume 144
dc.description.embargo 2017-02
dc.contributor.authoreid schmit

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