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Mechanisms for facilitated target location and the optimal number of molecules in the diffusion search process
(American Physical Society, 2001-06-26)
We investigate the number N of molecules needed to perform independent diffusions in order to achieve bonding of a single molecule to a specific site in time t [subscript] 0. For a certain range of values of t [subscript] 0, an increase from N to k · N molecules (k > 1) results in the decrease of search time from t [subscript] ...