Berlin Physics Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn "A Molecular View of the Water Interface"
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Department of Molecular Spectroscopy
Water surfaces and interfaces are ubiquitous, not just in nature, but also in many technological applications. Water is a rather unique liquid, owing to its strong intermolecular interactions: strong hydrogen bonds hold water molecules together. At the surface of water, the water hydrogen-bonded network is abruptly interrupted, conferring distinct properties on the interface, compared to bulk.
Prof. Dr. Bonn will present some challenges (“how can we study the ~1 monolayer of water molecules that is in direct contact with the other phase, and distinguish this ~Angstrom-thin layer from the bulk?; Can the interface be described as a modified dielectric continuum, or do we need to consider molecular structure?”) and progress in the study of interfacial water.
Time & Location
Jul 07, 2022 | 06:30 PM
Magnus-Haus, Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin
Host: Prof. Dr. Roland Netz
About Berlin Physics Colloquium
The Berlin Physics Colloquium in the Magnus House was initiated in 1998 by the Physical Society of Berlin. The colloquium is organised jointly by the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Potsdam with the support of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. It takes place on the first or second Thursday of every month, except in March, August and September.