Phase behavior of a simple model for membrane proteins
J. Chem. Phys. , Volume 114 p. 2477- 2483
We report a numerical simulation of the phase diagram of a simple model for membrane proteins constrained to move in a plane. In analogy with the corresponding three-dimensional models, the liquidgas transition becomes metastable as the range of attraction decreases. Spontaneous crystallization happens much more readily in the two-dimensional models rather than in their three-dimensional counterparts.