Opening up into two dimensions: insights into liquid structure

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Opening up into two dimensions: insights into liquid structure

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 10th October 2005
  • Speaker: Susie Allison (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

One dimensional radial distribution functions obtained from experiment or simulation results are often used to describe the intermolecular structure of liquids. However, collapsing 3D structures onto one dimension leads to a loss of information which can sometimes cause difficulties in interpreting such distribution functions. Using examples from recent molecular dynamics simulation results for aqueous N-methylacetamide mixtures I will show that separating the one dimensional distribution into its angular components leads to clearer insights into the liquid structure.

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..

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