Martini Solar Cells

Martini is also suited for non-biological applications. Check out our latest work on bulk heterojunction morphologies for organic solar cells. Mixtures of poly(3-hexyl-thiophene) (P3HT) and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), solvated in chlorobenzene, slowly dried and cooked to perfection !

R. Alessandri, J.J. Uusitalo, A.H. De Vries, R.W.A. Havenith, S.J. Marrink. Bulk Heterojunction Morphologies with Atomistic Resolution from Coarse-Grain Solvent Evaporation Simulations. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11717

Polarizable water model

A refined polarizable water model is now available, developed by the group of Jens Smiatek. The new model improves the behavior of Martini with long range electrostatic interactions. Available from the download section. See: J. Michalowsky, L.V. Schäfer, C. Holm, J. Smiatek. for details.

MARTINI workshop ?

Rumours are spreading about an upcoming MARTINI workshop. Apparently in the beautiful city of Groningen, toward the end of August .... Keep an eye on this webpage, as soon as we know more you can read it here !

CNT mediated membrane fusion

Joining a Martini workshop can pave the way to cool simulations and a nice paper:
R.M. Bhaskara, S.M. Linker, M. Vögele, J. Köfinger, G. Hummer. Carbon Nanotubes Mediate Fusion of Lipid Vesicles. ACS Nano, Article ASAP. DOI:10.1021/acsnano.6b05434

STiRreD Martini

Cool stuff! Dry Martini coupled to stochastic rotational dynamics to account for solvent hydrodynamics:

A. Zgorski, E. Lyman. Toward Hydrodynamics with Solvent Free Lipid Models: STRD Martini. Biophys. J. 111:2689–2697, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2016.11.010