TCBG Seminar

Water Dynamics: Fluctuation and Chemical Reactions

Professor Iwao Ohmine
Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

Friday, August 31, 2001
3:00 pm (CT)
3269 Beckman Institute


This lecture will report on the following three aspects of liquid water dynamics: (1) What is the nature of the global potential energy surface governing liquid water dynamics, the latter characterized by collective motions and long-time relaxation? How can one observe these collective motions and relaxations through highly nonlinear flash photolysis? (2) How does water freeze into a crystalline ice structure? (3) How does an excess proton move in liquid water and ice? The main focus of the lecture will be (2) and (3).

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