Charged systems

We study the nature of interactions of charged systems and have found new numerical methods for the evaluation of the Lifschitz interaction between dielectric media of arbitrary shape, going beyond approximations which restricted the theory to geometries which are close to parallel. More recently we have studied a formulation of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation which has the advantage of being a true minimum, this opens perspectives on the simulation of biomolecules in a much more efficient manner.

Several groups have expressed an interested in this formulation and are implementing the method in large scale bio-simulation codes.

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