Physical chemists at Stockholm University investigate liquid solutions, biomolecules (lipid membranes, DNA), liquid crystals and solid materials. Two most important methods used in these studies are NMR spectroscopy and computational modelling.
NMR is a technique, where the samples are placed in a strong magnetic field and exposed to short and intense radiofrequency pulses. We use NMR for investigations of molecular structure, order and dynamics.
Computational methods range from quantum chemical calculations to classical modelling where molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, Brownian dynamics simulations are used. We focus on modelling on different time and length scales: from individual molecules through aggregates to large scale networks, such as porous solids.
Last update: Jun 22, 2011
By: Schneider, Andreas