In this article we propose and investigate a hierarchy of mathematical models based on partial differential equations (PDE) and ordinary differential equations (ODE) for the simulation of the biophysical phenomena occurring in the electrolyte fluid that connects a biological component (a single cell or a system of cells) and a solid-state device (a single silicon transistor or an array of transistors). The three members of the hierarchy, ordered by decreasing complexity, are: (i) a 3D Poisson–Nernst–Planck (PNP) PDE system for ion concentrations and electric potential; (ii) a 2D reduced PNP system for the same dependent variables as in (i); (iii) a 2D area-contact PDE system for electric potential coupled with a system of ODEs for ion concentrations. The backward Euler method is adopted for temporal semi-discretization and a fixed-point iteration based on Gummel’s map is used to decouple system equations. Spatial discretization is performed using piecewise linear triangular finite elements stabilized via edge-based exponential fitting. Extensively conducted simulation results are in excellent agreement with existing analytical solutions of the PNP problem in radial coordinates and experimental and simulated data using simplified lumped parameter models.
Hierarchical Electrochemical Modeling and Simulation of Bio-Hybrid Interfaces / E. Abbate, M. Porro, T. Nieus, R. Sacco. - In: COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0045-7825. - 300(2016 Mar), pp. 561-592.
|Titolo:||Hierarchical Electrochemical Modeling and Simulation of Bio-Hybrid Interfaces|
|Parole Chiave:||Bio-hybrid systems; Neuro-electronic interfaces; Multiscale models; Electrodiffusion of ions; Functional iterations; Numerical simulation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/06 - Bioingegneria Elettronica e Informatica|
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2016|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||22-nov-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2015.11.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|