Figure 1
The conceptual configuration of the numerical model for crystal growth. (a) In actual crystallization, several crystals are grown in a solution. (b) To simplify this process for the model, a crystal is assumed to grow spherically in a virtual sphere, of which the radius, L, is related to the amount of the protein uptake into the crystal [see equation (1)[link]]. To accommodate the diffusive process, the area between the surface of the crystal and the virtual sphere are sectioned concentrically by N. The diffusive processes are considered to occur between the inner section and outer section.  [article HTML]