Proline - of ants, tubes and quantum corrections
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 9th October 2006
- Speaker: Raph Troitzsch (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Proline, one of the essential amino acids, has been the centre of some debate. Among the topics are hydrophobicity and supra-molecular structure formation in aqueous solution. An exploration of these has been carried out using Molecular Dynamics, seeking close comparison to experiment by employing (exciting) new techniques. Structure factor calculations were performed from the simulation, and compared to Neutron Diffraction experiments carried out on systems of same specification. Limitations of the models available in simulating water in bio-molecular solutions were encountered and dodged, yielding surprising results.
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..