Expectation and Variance of Self-assembled Graph Structures

  • Nataša Jonoska
  • Gregory L. McColm
  • Ana Staninska
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3892)


Understanding how nanostructures are self-assembled into more complex forms is a crucial component of nanotechnology that shall lead towards understanding other processes and structures in nature. In this paper we use a model of self-assembly using flexible junction molecules and describe how it can in some static conditions be used to predict the outcome of a graph self-assembly. Using probabilistic methods, we show the expectation and the variance of the number of self-assembled cycles, K 3, and discuss generalization of these results for C n . We tie this analysis to previously observed experimental results.


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  • Nataša Jonoska
    • 1
  • Gregory L. McColm
    • 1
  • Ana Staninska
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of South FloridaUSA

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