Kinetics of cell surface capping

J. Carr, R. M. Dunwell

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In a recent paper [1], a new theory of cell surface capping based on the principles of nucleation was proposed. We show how this model can be fitted into the same mathematical framework as the Becker-Döring equations. We show that the equations in the paper have a Lyapunov function and investigate its use in describing the phase transition. © 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Mathematics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999


  • Becker-Döring equations
  • Cell surface capping
  • Lyapunov function
  • Phase transition


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