Modeling and simulation of synthetic nanopores using MsSimPore
MsSimPore is a novel finite element software package for the simulation of ion flow through nanopores, which are radially symmetric or whose lateral extension is negligible to the longitudinal one. Its graphical user interface allows for the variation of experimental parameters and the subsequent visualization of the calculated results. MsSimPore offers different solver options, either simulations of the concentration profiles for single applied voltages or the calculation of current-voltage and rectification curves. In this paper we discuss the basic features of MsSimPore and the underlying mathematical modeling. Furthermore we compare the simulations with current voltage curves, obtained from conical and cigar shaped nanopores, under different experimental conditions.