A Molecular View of Water and Ice Interfaces

Max Planck lecture for natural sciences

  • Date: Dec 4, 2019
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Speaker: Mischa Bonn
  • MPI for Polymer Research, Dep. of Molecular Spectroscopy, Mainz, Germany
  • Location: Bahrenfeld Campus
  • Room: DESY Auditorium Bldg. 5
  • Host: MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, MPI for Meteorology
A Molecular View of Water and Ice Interfaces
Water and ice 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 and ice, the water hydrogen-bonded network is abruptly interrupted, conferring distinct properties on the interface, compared to bulk. I 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?”) and progress in the study of interfacial water. I will specifically address the interaction of water with charged interfaces, and attempt to explain why ice is slippery.

For organizational aspects we kindly ask you to register at:
Registration deadline: 22.11.2019

Tea and coffee will be served in the foyer of the DESY Auditorium from 14:30 pm.

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