The Aqueous Environment: Lessons from Small Molecules
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 11th October 2004
- Speaker: Lorna Dougan (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
In aqueous solutions, amphiphiles show very rich and interesting behaviour governed by the tendency of the molecules to self-organise. An emerging route toward the development, testing and refinement of detailed molecular models of the hydrophobic interaction, hydration and the physics of aqueous macromolecules involves the use of small molecule systems as ''prototypes''. This talk will highlight some of the recent results from simple, model system of methanol and water obtained from neutron diffraction experiments.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..