Efficiency at Maximum Power of Interacting Molecular Machines

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We investigate the efficiency of systems of molecular motors operating at maximum power. We consider two models of kinesin motors on a microtubule: for both the simplified and the detailed model, we find that the many-body exclusion effect enhances the efficiency at maximum power of the many-
motor system, with respect to the single motor case. Remarkably, we find that this effect occurs in a limited region of the system parameters, compatible with the biologically relevant range.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume109
Pages (from-to)190602
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2012

Bibliographical note

See accompanying Synopsis at
http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.190602

    Research areas

  • efficiency at maximum power, molecular motor

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