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Thermodynamic Binding Networks

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: David Haley, UC Davis
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Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Oct 26 2017, 12:10PM

Models for molecular computing rely heavily on kinetic pathways to govern the design and implementation of chemical systems. While these models are powerful, in practice such systems are also driven towards thermodynamic equilibrium. If the thermodynamic and kinetic products of a system are not the same, unintended reactions will occur which drive the system to error. I will give an introduction to the Thermodynamic Binding Network model which is designed to anticipate the thermodynamic product of such systems, as well as inform the design of thermodynamically stable systems. I will show how boolean logic gates can be designed using this model, and will conclude with some open research questions.

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