Computer simulation of diffusion processes as a teaching aid. Academic Article uri icon


  • A computer program for the simulation of diffusion processes has been developed. It displays the trajectories of single molecules under Brownian motion. Diffusion of 40 to 100 molecules in a box with or without barriers can be simulated, and concentration-time and concentration-distance functions can be plotted. This program may be useful, when complemented with experimental work and theoretical study, for teaching diffusion and membrane permeability processes.

publication date

  • July 1988