Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Dr Igor Kaufman, University of Lancaster

Friday 12 June 2015, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building

Coulomb Blockade Oscillations In Biological Ion Channels

The conductance, occupancy and selectivity of calcium/sodium biological ion channels are described in terms of ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations, an electrostatic phenomenon based on charge discreteness and similar to its electronic counterpart in quantum dots.