J. Andrews and E. Blaisten-Barojas Article Featured on Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry
James Andrews, former Mason student in the Center for Simulation and Modeling (now a postdoc researcher at Clemson University) and Estela Blaisten-Barojas, CDS full professor and dissertation director, as well as director of the Center for Simulation and Modeling, have co-authored a paper. "Distinctive Formation of PEG-Lipid Nanopatches onto Solid Polymer Surfaces Interfacing Solvents from Atomistic Simulation" was accepted by The Journal of Physical Chemistry, which also chose the story as its cover feature for the issue.
The cover art depicts the formation of a nanopatch of a PEG-lipid copolymer onto the surface of a PLGA nanoparticle while the full system is in a water solution. The patch deposition was identified by Molecular Dynamics simulations at the all-atom level. The system shown contains 37 808 atoms.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 126(7), 1598-1608 (2022); https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c07490
J. Andrews and E. Blaisten-Barojas, Distinctive Formation of PEG-Lipid Nanopatches onto Solid Polymer Surfaces Interfacing Solvents from Atomistic Simulation," J. Phys. Chem. B, 126(7), 1598-1608 (2022);