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Complex fluids, including biological fluids (membranes, polymers, etc), from the point of view of a condensed matter physicist interested in statistical mechanics.

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Peter Olmsted is expert in computer simulation of lipid bilayers, development of new computational methods for analyzing permeation and penetration through lipid membranes

Selection of relevant publications



Cheetham, Matthew, Jonathan Bramble, Duncan McMillan, Richard Bushby, Peter Olmsted, Lars Jeuken, and Stephen Evans. 2012. "Manipulation and sorting of membrane proteins using patterned diffusion-aided ratchets with AC fields in supported lipid bilayers." Soft Matter, 8 (20): 5459.


Bingham, Richard and Peter Olmsted. 2010. "Undulation instability in a bilayer lipid membrane due to electric field interaction with lipid dipoles." Physical Review E, 81 (5).

Das, Chinmay, Khizar Sheikh, Peter Olmsted, and Simon Connell. 2010. "Nanoscale mechanical probing of supported lipid bilayers with atomic force microscopy." Physical Review E, 82 (4).

Das, Chinmay, Massimo Noro, and Peter Olmsted. 2009. "Simulation Studies of Stratum Corneum Lipid Mixtures." Biophysical Journal, 97 (7): 1941-1951.



Wallace, Elizabeth, Nigel Hooper, and Peter Olmsted. 2006. "Effect of Hydrophobic Mismatch on Phase Behavior of Lipid Membranes." Biophysical Journal, 90 (11): 4104-4118.

Komura, S, H Shirotori, and Peter Olmsted. 2005. "Phase behaviour of three-component lipid mixtures." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 17 (31).

Wallace, Elizabeth, Nigel Hooper, and Peter Olmsted. 2005. "The Kinetics of Phase Separation in Asymmetric Membranes." Biophysical Journal, 88 (6): 4072-4083.